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Gay Bashing #343398

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 19, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) Increasing incidence of hate crimes perpetrated against homosexuals, or "gay bashing," featured; statistics cited. [Joel ROTHCHILD, Kevin FOWLER - talk about being assaulted.] Home video excerpt of their alleged assailant shown. [MAN - talks about his lover's murder.] Home video excerpt of an assault shown. [National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Kevin BERRILL - comments on siege of violence.] Hate crime experts' belief that the country is in an angry mood noted; excerpt shown from the film "Basic Instinct" in which the killer is bisexual. [Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Christopher FOWLER - talks about hateful images depicted in movies.] ["Basic Instinct" star Michael DOUGLAS - comments.] Gay activists' plan to hand out leaflets telling the ending of "Basic Instinct" at theaters as a protest reported. [PROSECUTOR - comments on Rothchild/Fowler case.]

Lagattuta, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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