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Infant Mortality Report #317801

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States infant mortality rate noted; General Acct. Ofc. study's findings outlined.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Bruce Hall) Rel. between infant mortality in US, poverty and teenage pregnancy examined; details given, scenes shown. Mississippi cited as example [Dr. Don. ELLIS - notes age of many of his repeat patients.] Melissa Morris cited as example [MORRIS - comments on latest pregnancy.] [Francis PETRO - thinks life's easier without a husband.] Emotional and physical problems with mothers such as Petro cited. [ELLIS - cites lack of maturity, responsibility of teenage mothers.] [National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality spokesperson Rae GRADD - notes lack of lobbyists for group, thus lack of political power.]

Hall, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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