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America's Kids: Growing Up Fast (Part III) #294013

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1984
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(Studio) Latest teenage suicide in New York City suburb reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(No location given) Soc. pressures on current generation of American youth contributing to group's adjustment problems examined. [TEENS - describe pressure sources on them.] [Psychologist Michael PECK - attributes teens' incrd. maturity and sophistication to media.] [Dr. Derek MILLER - thinks television encourages emotional and intellectual laziness.] [Norman COLBERT - discusses problems faced by single parents such as himself.] [Prof. of child studies David ELKIND - believes parents' stress carries over to children; explains.] Rise in alcohol consumption among the young discussed. [BOY - notes teens drink for same reason as adults.] [Dr. Robert COLES - thinks current generation drinks more-than past ones.] Statistics related to teenage suicide and/or attempts outlined. [COLES - believes teens need adult guidance more than younger children.] [Hotline VOL. - describes successful case.]
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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