CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Charles Osgood) Latest trend of "cocooning," staying at home in the evening rather than going out, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Market consultant Faith POPCORN - defines cocooning.] [Author Fran LEBOWITZ - notes reversal in stereotype of women.] Ad. world's exploitation of trend illustrated in television commercial. [POPCORN - cites incrd. VCR, computer, furniture sales, home food deliveries.] "Couch potatoes" Billy and Miriam, members of National Couch Potatoes Association, described. [MIRIAM, BILLY - explain their television viewing habit.]
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