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Telephone Informants #314939

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Broad social implications of growing no. telephone hotline services aimed at encouraging anonymous informants to report various alleged illegalities examined; details given, scenes shown. [Sociologist William RAY - cites similarity with vigilantism.] Undercover surveillance tapes shown. [Privacy advocate George TRUBOW - notes neighbors, friends, relatives are being encouraged to snitch.] Army's report-a-spy service described. [Army spokesperson William DWYER - cites guidelines for defining spy.] [TRUBOW -feels surveillance mentality is reviving.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Jerry BERMAN - notes danger for society involved.] [Child psychologist Dr. Allen YELLIN - explains dilemma posed for children.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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