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Arson #288224

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Francisco, California) Program here in which firefighters such as Walt Baptiste aid children prone to arson examined; "Amos" relationship with Baptiste cited as example [BAPTISTE - explains purpose of program.] [Program founder Pamela McLAUGHLIN - discusses psychological needs of youthful arsonists.] Statistics related to fires set by children outlined. "Jim's" case thought illustrating psychological aspect of such children; details given. [DR. - notes children's response to treatment.] [Captain Joe DAY - discusses child fire setters.] Success rate of San Francisco program mentioned. ["AMOS" - doesn't want to set any more fires.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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