CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1995
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Hollywood: Jerry Bowen) Tonight's coverage of the Academy Awards previewed and social critics' worry over the implications of this year's film hero being a dummy featured; film clips shown from "Forrest Gump", "Dumb and Dumber" and "Three Stooges". ["Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth TURAN - frets over the remote possibility that Forrest Gump might be viewed as a paragon by our nation's youth.] [London newspaper correspondent Jordy GREGG - says America has a love affair with dumbness.] [Political columnist Molly IVINS - says Americans are intellectually lazy and quotes Will Rogers.] [Sun Microsystems Eric SCHMIDT - says society is dividing in two and the dumber side is less comfortable with the rate of change.]
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