CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 05, 1985
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(Studio) Accomplishments in later years of Michelangelo, Leo Tolstoy, Verdi and Ronald Reagan noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Econ. and psychological impact on nation of mandatory retirement examined. [Mel SEAS - praises his employer's lack of mandatory retirement policy.] [National Institute on Aging spokesperson Dr. Edward SCHNEIDER - thinks retirement policy should be based on performance, not age.] [Gerontologist James BIRREN - anticipates shortage of labor.] Vol. deputy sheriff John Smith mentioned, shown; medical schools' new attitude toward gerontology discussed. [Dr. Diane MEIER - rejects medicine's traditional attitude toward the aged.] [Industrial consultant Ray TUCKER - describes attitude of many toward older Americans] Advertising's economy discovery of older consumers examined; commercials shown as example [Ad executive Susan GIANINNO - notes attitude of many elderly toward their age.] [BIRREN - comments on new direction away from age discrimination.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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