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Divorce #43255

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1976
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(Studio) Divorce on increase
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Wedding film shown. Divorce rate increases
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Denver, Colorado) Colorado no-fault divorce law described. Single case cited as illustration. [Phyllis EVANGELISTA - testifies to judge's question that her marriage is irreconcilable.] [JUDGE - grants divorce.] Divorce rate rises in Colorado. Higher education of women cited as another cause. Sexual revolution, weakening of family and church ties cited. Divorced patrons of discotheque seek another marriage. [Discotheque owner, Jack HOGAN - makes observation with regard to situation.] Most divorcees remarry. [Sociologist Carlfred BRODERICK - says divorcees seek better marriage.] Divorce credited with allowing the institution of marriage to endure.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

Reasoner, Harry;
Redeker, Bill

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