CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1994
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The controversy over the book "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life", which says America is divided between an elite of intelligence and a low-I.Q. underclass and that intelligence is largely inherited, examined. [Jesse JACKSON, BOOKSELLER, author Charles MURRAY - comment.] [On "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg", MURRAY - says there is an I.Q. difference between blacks and whites.] [Writer Mickey KOUSS - responds.] The impact of the book's thesis on social service programs, like Head Start, designed to uplift the poor, and on the view of equality outlined. [JACKSON - comments.] [Head Start researcher David WIECKARD - defends the program.] Clips shown from the film "Forrest Gump", the story of a man with a low I.Q.
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