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A Closer Look (Computers and Children) #177697

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 22, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Gina Smith) The issue of computers for the very young examined; scenes shown of "wired babies." [Child psychologists Will STACUM, Robert PUTTERWORTH - offer differing opinions on the benefits of computers to infants.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Christmas sale of computer stuff noted.

(Washington: Jack Smith) The high-tech Christmas present featured; scenes shown of computer-programmed toys. [Intel engineer Rand POTTER - cites "smart" toys.] [MIT Media Lab Michael HAWLEY - cites the future possibilities.]

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Gina;
Smith, Jack

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