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A Closer Look (America's Sons: Growing Up) #183738

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A week-long look at boys in America introduced; statistics cited on learning disabilities, school dropout rates, juvenile crime, suicides. [Harvard Medical School's Bill POLLACK - says there is an "invisible sadness" in boys and society says they cannot cry; outlines the process of bullying, isolation and perhaps violence.] [Teen "MATT" - comments on image.] [Teen "KEITH" - talks about bottled-up emotions.] Teen school murder Luke Woodham states why he killed.

(Butler, New Jersey: Kevin Newman) The issue of the self-image for boys examined; details given of their obsession with strength training to make their bodies bigger. [At the gym, three WEIGHTLIFTERS - says they want to get bigger.] [The Adonis Complex author Dr. Harrison POPE - comments on boys' image; shows how G.I. Joe toys have grown more muscular.] [World Championship Wrestling Bill GOLDBERG, Harvard School of Public Health Daniel KINDLON - talk about boys' need to be big and powerful.]

Jennings, Peter;
Newman, Kevin

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