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Blind Teacher / Poughkeepsie, New York #230574

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 1973
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(Studio) Many professional people, affected by handicap, forced to find different job. Case may be different for man in Poughkeepsie, New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Poughkeepsie, New York) Bruce Bevan, professional school teacher and amateur gourmet cook, leans more toward cooking nowadays. Bevan blind for 3 years, but with extensive training, Bevan now wants teaching job back. [BEVAN doesn't want disability retirement.] [School board president Louis KUSTAS - believes Bevan would have difficult time teaching or solving daily problems facing teachers.] Former students react to last days in Bevan's room before blindness became permanent. [BEVAN - rejects school bd.'s custodial attitude. Believes school board afraid.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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