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(Studio) Robert Browning quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Society's changing perceptions of old age, affecting by number over-65 citizens, examined; scenes from "Cocoon" shown courtesy 20th Century Fox, "Golden Girls" courtesy NBC, "Dynasty" courtesy ABC shown. [Actor John FORSYTHE - recalls his dismissal of elderly when he was young.] [Dr. Robert BUTLER - debunks myths about older people.] Athletic activity of several older Americans (listed) shown. [Jack DOW, John MATZKE - comment on their lifestyles.] Findings of study by National Institute on Aging regarding body's deterioration outlined, discussed. [NIA spokesperson Paul COSTA - describes unexpected findings on psychological stresses.] Related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. [BUTLER - notes incrd. gains in life expectancy.] [Industrial consultant Ray TUCKER - advises employees on coping with age discrimination.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Rather, Dan
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