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Single Mothers #301905

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Denver, Colorado) Growing number of women choosing single motherhood through artificial insemination and other arrangements discussed; Dorothy Todd cited as example [Scott TODD - would like information on his father.] [Dorothy TODD - explains decision to become single parent.] [Psychologist Maria RIOS - notes women's increase financial independence allowing them such choices.] Chamber of Commerce executive director Kathy Leen's arrangement examined. [LEEN - describes agreement with son's natural father; anticipates son's desire for information about father.] [Single MOTHER - defs. decision.] [RIOS - explains psychological impact of such decisions on children as they grow.] [Psychologist Martin COHEN - cites diminishing ideal of 2-parent family.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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