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A Closer Look (College Rankings) #187978

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The annual ranking of the nation's best colleges by United States News and World Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The controversy over ranking colleges examined; examples of the magazine's criteria cited. [Two high school SENIORS, college guidance counselor Joan PFEFFER - cite the importance of the rankings.] [National Association of Independent Schools Peter RELIC - says the rankings do a disservice.] [Columbia University president George RUPP - questions the ranking system.] ["US News and World Report" editor Stephen SMITH - cites the irony of the colleges complaining about ranking.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Americans' penchant for ranking everything noted. [Cornell University professor Dr. Robert FRANK - says it is natural that people want college ranking information, but the measurement techniques are uncertain.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Gibson, Charles

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