ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 21, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Waverly, Tennessee: Erin Hayes) The reality and perception of crime as viewed in the small town of Waverly, Tennessee, examined. [Police officer Perry RICE - says crime is low.] [Four RESIDENTS - complain about crime.] The general view that crime is rampant despite statistics to the contrary and the role of TV in heightening that perception noted. [Robert REID, Steve LOPES - says TV shows a lot of bizarre, violent crimes.] [Michelle MADRID, Vivian BONZO - talk about the power of the media.]
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