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Reagan Administration / AIDS #307509

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Saint Paul, Minnesota: Lesley Stahl) Disagreement within Reagan administration over sex education in public schools in general and government policy toward AIDS education in specific examined; details given, scenes shown. [Dawn NEWMANN - notes pregnancy rate among her peers.] [1982, REAGAN - opposes sex education] [Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett KOOP - calls for sex education, include information on acquired immune deficiency syndrome.] [Planned Parenthood spokesperson Faye WATTLETON - explains significance of Koop's position.] [Assistant health secretary Dr. Robert WINDOM - describes administration's confusion on issue.] Attorney General Edwin Meese noted chairing meeting on issue next month; his history of anti-sex educ. recalled. [Boston school committee spokesperson Joseph CASPER - cites intensity of information relayed to children.] Rel. between sex education and delayed sexual activity among teens noted. [Sex education specialist Judy PALMER - describes myths teens believe about sex due to parents' inability to education them.] [Teen parents "JOE" and "BECKY" - describe changes in their lives since child arrived.]

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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