CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reported announcing preventable accidents leading cause of death for United States children. Koop quoted. Report introduced.
(Crestview, Florida: Peter Van Sant) Tiffany Baptiste shown before death; details given. [WOMAN - describes scene.] Death toll given. Lucy J. Anderson reported being arrested for aggravated child abuse while operating illegal day care in Crestview, Florida. [Ex-empl. Lisa WILLIS - tells of Anderson giving spoiled milk to babies.] Unregulated child care operations in United States discussed. [Children's Defense Fndn. Helen BLANK - comments on deaths in unlicensed child care ctrs.] Michael &Deborah Brooks shown watching video of baby Eric Brooks weeks prior to beating death in Omaha, Nebraska, unlicensed day care. [Deborah BROOKS - comment on baby's skull fracture.] Unlicensed day care crisis illustration New York City health care investigation featured; details given, scenes shown. [BLANK - comments on day care crisis.] [WILLIS - tells of Anderson's crimes.] [Baptiste's FATHER - says will never recover from daughter's death.] [BROOKS - discuss child's death.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Fort Lauderdale, Florida, judge reported sentencing Theresa Jackson to jail for forcing teenaged daughter Tina Mancini to work as nude dancer. Mancini reported later committing suicide; scenes shown.