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America's Kids: Growing Up Fast (Part II) #293991

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1984
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(Studio) Findings of New York survey of high school and junior high school students' addiction to alcohol outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Impact of society's pressure on its children, evident in drug and alcohol use among youngsters, examined. [STUDENTS - state their future goals.] Findings of "Weekly Reader" noted. [STUDENTS - discuss marijuana use, pressure to use drugs.] [Families in Action executive director Sue RUSCHE - describes drug paraphernalia designed to appeal to young children; cites example; attributes incrd. peer pressure in drugs to latch-key syndrome.] "Carl's" case described as example [CARL - acknowledges fear at times when alone.] [American Univ. spokesperson Lynette LONG - describes technological isolation of latchkey children.] Kidsline hotline service for children in Chicago described. [Kidsline executive director Lorraine LaSUSA - describes emergency calls from pre-schoolers.] Rise in child abuse discussed as related to economy pressures. [WOMAN - describes her experience with children, with program she entered.]
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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