NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1977
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(Studio) Following report is on problem of boy prostitutes and effects of it, not only on participants. House and Senator action in area noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Los Angeles' problem with boy prostitution cited as ex. of how practice is carried out in cities all over country (Films shown.) Details of boy prostitution, its effects on participants and society, and authorities' and sociologists' views of problem described. [Child psychiatrist Dr. J. DENSEN-GERPER - cites reasons she believes society contributes to problem.] [Former PROSTITUTE - describes feelings about former occupation.] [MIKE - tells how he got started being boy prostitute in Hollywood.] Clients are usually older homosexuals, though most prostitutes say they do it only for money and aren't homosexual themselves. NBC newsman working on report talked to boy looking for work; details noted. (Audio tape played.) [NEWSMAN - asks how far boy is going.] [BOY - wants to make $23.] [NEWSMAN - asks why that amount] [BOY - has to pay rent.] [JOHN - notes attitude participants learn to adopt.] Problems law has in controlling situation noted. [NYPD runaway squad spokesperson Warren McGINNIS - notes permanence of problem and loss to society because of it.] [2nd BOY - notes graduation to other crimes once boy can no longer make money as prostitute.]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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