CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 12, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States legislature with regard to joint custody of children of divorced parents discussed. Report introduced.
(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Child of divorced parents, Joshua Fingert, featured; details given, scenes shown. [FINGERT - comments on amt. of time spent on airplanes.] [Teacher Debbie BURKETT - says Joshua was devastated by arrangement.] California lawmakers noted revising law after reviewing Joshua's case. [NOW spokesperson Dorothy JONAS - comments.] Toddler Jonathan Smith featured. [Mother Sally DAVIS - fears for her child's emotional health.] [United Fathers of American spokesperson Bob BERTON - comments.] Berton noted successfully receive joint custody of his son. [GIRL - says laws should be changed.] Outcome of both Fingert and Berton cases noted.
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