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Hitchhiking #218048

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 18, 1971
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(Studio) Hitchhiking both national craze and problem.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Laguna Beach, California) Hitchhiking way of life for some. [Unidentified HITCHHIKERS - say decided to hitchhike today because weather beautiful; hitchhiking only way to get to school.] [Unidentified MOTHER - tells 17-yr.-old daughter beaten and raped while hitchhiking; says 15-yr.-old daughter hitchhikes anyway.] In Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, case of rape involving hitchhiking occurs almost daily. [Unidentified GIRLS - tell of bad experiences hitchhiking.] [Unidentified car DRIVER - says picked up hitchhikers because needed ride; many good people in world need ride sometimes.] [Author Tom GRIMM - says % of hitchhikers molested very small compared to total getting rides.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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