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American Suburbs #313666

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Lesley Stahl) Older people living in suburbs featured. [Curtis SMITH - says all the children have grown up and moved away.] Lack of facilities for senior citizens noted. [Urban sociologist John LOGAN - says there is a time bomb waiting for us in the suburbs.] [SMITH - says he could not afford to live elsewhere.] New York suburbs converting playgrounds to parks mentioned. [Team manager Paul CAPUTO - says everyday they play, they get a day younger.] Schools being turned into senior ctrs. discussed. [Jerry PEARCE - says he gets lonely at home.] Problems as people get very old described. [Stephen WINDES - says so what if we get old.] Nursing home waiting lists mentioned. [Admin. Sister Irene SEBO - says God's older people will have needs to be met.] Tax increase to handle burden noted. [Department of Family Resources Charles SHORT - comments on situation.] Tripling of elderly population noted.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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