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A Closer Look (Equal Access) #193529

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 26, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 10th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act noted; scenes shown of President Clinton visiting the Washington, DC, memorial for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. {Note: memorial not shown.}

(New York: Aaron Brown) The progress of and problems with access for the disabled since the ADA reviewed; scenes shown of one couple {named} navigating in wheelchairs. [Physician with cerebral palsy Saint Louis Children's Hospital Dr. Janice BRUNSTROM - says society tells the disabled what they cannot do.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Lawsuit brought by disabled patients against the HMO giant Kaiser Permanente reported.

(New York: Betsy Stark) The controversy over legal rulings in disabilities cases examined; examples cited. [Tourette's syndrome Carl PETZOLD - says it is an embarrassing disorder that cost him his job.] [Petzold's attorney Michael CUTLER - says Petzold should be able to keep his job.] [Blind attorney Chris BELL - says many people are trying to stretch the ADA law, thus employers think twice about hiring a disabled person.]

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Betsy

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