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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) In last 5 years, Florida has had extensive drive to curb child abuse. In 1970, 17 child abuse cases reported in Florida; last year, figure rose to 30,000.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Photos of abused children shown. Experts say all kinds of parents abuse their children. [Pediatrician Dr. Irwin REDLENER - says most child abusers raised in violent environmental themselves.] Dade Cnty. figures show number of reported child abuse cases up since start of recession. [Social worker Alberta MURPHY - believes child abusers actually sending out cry for help.] 80% of parents who abuse children can be rehabilitated, according to Murphy. Case of Gus and Debbie Ward given as ex.; background of case given. [WARDS - discuss their problem openly.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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