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Special Assignment (Children and Guns) (Part II) #113828

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 12, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(No location given: Beth Nissen) Early awareness by children of violence and use of guns reported; details given, scenes shown. [KIDS - talks about seeing violence.] [Teenager Gary Shannon EDWARDS - says gun made him feel powerful.] [Massachusetts commissioner of health Dr. Deborah PROTHROW-STITH - discusses society in which heroes use guns.] Scenes shown from "Rambo: First Blood: Part II". [Boston City Hospital pediatrician Dr. Howard SPIVAK - says if children see violent problem-solving around them, they will use it too.] Baseball brawl scenes shown. Program in Boston, Massachusetts, to teach kids how to safely deal with anger reported [ADULTS and KIDS - discuss consequences of violence.] [PROTHROW-STITH - says need is to change attitudes toward violence.] television public service ads. shown from Boston program. [Disguised TEENAGER - says gun is used for death.] Incident of violence in Pinellas Park, Florida, yesterday shown.

Koppel, Ted;
Nissen, Beth

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