CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 26, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Chicago, Illinois) Martin Ryan's obsession with television noted. [Mother, Suzanne RYAN - comments on son.] Similar problem with Neil Butterworth reported [Mother, Nancy BUTTERWORTH - thinks too much time was spent with TV.] Experimental program aimed at decring amount of time children spend watching television examined. [De Paul Univ. program director Patty ROONEY-REBECK - notes responsibility of parents.] Behavior modification system suggested for parents discussed. [ROONEY-REBECK - cites success of program.] Benefit of learning decision-making by children mentioned. [CHILDREN - comment on tokens.] [Pat RYAN - calls for balance in use of TV.] Butterworth's success with program examined. [Neil BUTTERWORTH - thinks he'll continue as is.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter
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