CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1983
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REPORTER: Bill Kurtis
(San Francisco, California) Promotion gimmick used for Cabbage Patch Kids dolls explained focusing on their "adoption." Martin Branfin and several adoption rights agencies reported suing Coleco Inds. and others involved in mkting. of Cabbage Patch dolls, claiming dolls' promotional gimmick is demeaning to real-life adoptees such as himself. [BRANFIN - explains basis of suit.] [Coleco spokesperson Kathy McGOWAN - feels public's demand for dolls implies parental support for dolls' image.]
REPORTER: David Dow
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