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ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 17, 1997
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The debate over passenger-side air bags in automobiles and their danger to children examined. [Harvard Risk Analysis Center John GRAHAM - says the air bags harm young children.] [Auto Manufacturers Association Andrew CARD - says air bags must be respected.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Arnold Diaz) The issue of the safety of lower-speed air bags examined; crash tests shown. [Louisville Hospital Dr. Bill SMOCK - says air bags kill.] The need for children to wear seat belts and ride in the back, the quest to develop "smart" air bags and the issue of whether people should be allowed to deactivate their air bags noted. [Insurance Institute Brian O'NEILL - comments.

Diaz, Arnold;
Judd, Jackie;
Sawyer, Forrest

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