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Person of The Week (Heather Whitestone) #156044

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deaf woman Heather Whitestone, the first Miss America with a disability, profiled; scenes shown. [WHITESTONE - comments.] [While signing, Gallaudet University president King JORDAN - talks about her achievement's meaning for deaf people.] Heather's background reviewed; photos shown. [Heather's mother Daphne GRAY - recalls the illness that left her deaf and the family's teaching her to speak.] The reaction in the deaf community noted; scenes shown from the past student strike at Gallaudet. [Two Gallaudet STUDENTS (with signing translated), JORDAN - comment on deaf issues.] [WHITESTONE - speaks and signs.]

Jennings, Peter

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