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Chat Lines / Teenagers #319867

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Frank Currier) Live telephone party lines featured; ad. shown. [OPERATOR - talks to teen.] [Sharon KRAHLS - says wanted to kill daughter Angie for expensive conversations.] Columbus, Ohio, teen Rick Carter's bill noted costing thousands. [CARTER - says didn't realize would cost so much.] Illinois families reported forming protest organization [MOTHER - tells how much telephone bill was last month] [OPERATOR - reminds kids of cost.] Ind. reported exploiting teens' propensity for conversation. [KRAHLS - discusses scheme.] Party line operations detailed; scenes shown. [Connections Talkline spokesperson Adam MAXTED - comments on business] Lawmakers in many states reported seeking ways to block access on request. [Illinois Bell spokesperson Robert LIGETT - comments on bill adjustments.] [Voices of MOTHERS - discuss phone bills.]

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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