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A Closer Look (Video Games and Youth Violence) #186126

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The question of whether more violent video games makes for more violent kids introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The lawsuit brought by parents of three of the victims of the May 1998 Paducah, Kentucky, high school shooting against makers of "first person shooter games" examined; scenes shown of interactive animated games. [Game PLAYER - comments.] [Plaintiffs' attorney John THOMPSON - blames the pull the trigger games.] [Neurobiologist William GREENOUGH - cites the importance of play to the brain's development.] [Retired Lieutenant Colonel David GROSSMAN - explains the role of police simulators.] [Video Game Merchants Association Hal HALPIN - defends the industry.]

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:30

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