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Education: Video Book Reports #115699

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Ventura, California: Gary Shepard) Use of movie videos by students in lieu of reading book for book report featured; scenes shown from CBS Fox video "Clan of the Cave Bear". [Student Sage SALZER - explains time saved in watching movie instead of reading book.] [Video store manager Tom EDWARDS - comments on students' ordering of videos for school.] Use of video shortcut by college students detailed. [STUDENTS - list movies rented in place of books.] Use of classic comics and Cliff Notes plot outlines by former generations of students recalled. [STUDENT - says he doesn't like to read.] [USC English department Prof. Jim KINCAID - says this is a failure for United States education system.] Scenes shown from MGM/Turner Entertainment's "Gone With the Wind". [STUDENT - says some movies have different ending than the books do.]

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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