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National Survival Game #299728

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Baytown, Texas) Concern over growing popularity of national survival game, based on Boy Scout exercise, examined; films shown. [Operator Ron LAIKIND - acknowledges fantasy appeal.] [Psychologist Dr. Arnold GOLDSTEIN - believes promotion of such games and their weapons leads to copycat violence; explains.] [Game spokesperson Deborah DION - defs. game mentality.] [Susan BUTTRAM, Dr. James CHRISTIAN - find game relaxing.] Cortland, New York, effort to keep local businessman from forming game on nearby property examined. [Rabbi Michael ROBINSON - doesn't perceive war as amusing game.] [Jan BUESSOM, Hal MILLER - agree.] [Game owner Steve MARCO - dismisses critics.] [Dr. David GARFIELD - considers nuclear war hypothesis applicable to national survival game.]
REPORTER: Joan Snyder

Schieffer, Bob;
Snyder, Joan

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