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A Closer Look (Swearing Off) #192827

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 2000
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the lack of civility reported.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The increasingly public habit of swearing featured; examples shown. ["Why We Curse" author psychologist Timothy JAY - says the culture is changing; cites the social roots of swearing.] [Los Angeles high school STUDENTS - talk about the extent of cursing.] [Cuss Control Academy Jim O'CONNER, swearer Barbara BIELA - comment.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Hollywood: Brian Rooney) The backlash to swearing by comedians featured; scenes shown of "clean comedians" performing. [Clean comedian Steve BRIDGES, The Improv Erin VON SCHONFELDT, talent agent Adam CHRISTING, clean comedian Scott WOOD - explain the appeal of clean acts.]

Gibson, Charles;
Muller, Judy;
Rooney, Brian

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