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Transcendental Meditation #480499

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1975
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(Studio) Report on transcendental meditation or TM.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Woman on commuter train meditates on way to work. She repeats her mantra or Sanskrit word given to her until her mind feels at ease. 1/2 million practice transcendental meditation.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(No locations given) Incls. circus clowns, elderly man in New York home, North Dakota farmer and family. 10% of baseball players meditate. [PLAYER - speaks of relaxing with transcendental meditation.] [Football player Joe NAMATH - says transcendental meditation good for you.] New York Islanders hockey team practices transcendental meditation. Founder of transcendental meditation is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Books and television publicize transcendental meditation. [INSTRUCTOR - begins introductory lecture on transcendental meditation.] Research done at many insts. on transcendental meditation. Orange Cnty. medical center feature. Meditators have lower metabolic rate, lower pulse and breathing rate, lower blood pressure, less anxiety, faster reaction time and incrd. learning ability, job performance and productivity.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Kansas City, Kansas) [Faultless Starch Company Gordon BEAHAM - describes benefits of transcendental meditation for workers.] He pays for transcendental meditation for workers.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Chicago, Illinois) Blue Cross, Blue Shield Ins. Company employees meditate.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Pasadena, California) Transcendental meditation is $20 million year enterprise. Owns or leases 400 urban ctrs. Has 5 forest academies for retreats, runs Iowa college, and will have own television station
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Chicago, Illinois) There are critics, but they admit transcendental meditation helps overcome stress.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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