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A Closer Look (Women and Sports) #186758

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Title IX guaranteeing sports programs for women quoted.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The accomplishments of Title IX legislation examined; various woman sports scenes shown. [NCAA Janet JUSTUS - says "Title IX babies" perform and win.] [LSU PLAYER, LSU assistant athletic director Debbie CORUM - comment.] The unintended consequences for men's sports of Title IX lawsuits outlined. [National Coalition for Athletic Equality Michael COPPERTHITE - cites the loss of men's programs.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) This week's Women's World Cup of Soccer noted.

(Bernards Township, New Jersey: Robin Roberts) Soccer player Mia Hamm profiled; performance scenes and her Nike television ad shown. [HAMM - talks about her commercial with Michael Jordan.] [Teammate Julie FOUDY - jokes about Mia.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Roberts, Robin

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