NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 1978
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(Studio) Spec. report on Noah Greenfeld, his problem and how his family helps him live with it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Family of successful screenwriter Josh Greenfeld, who authored movie "Harry and Tonto", include Japanese wife and sons Carl and Noah described. Is noted that Noah was born brain-damaged, or autistic; problems associated with this condition and how family copes with it and helps Noah live with it examined. [GREENFELD - discusses problems of family and Noah. Couldn't put son into institution, knowing what they are like.] Greenfeld's diary of family's frustrations mentioned. [GREENFELD - quotes from book.] Questions of Noah's future care outlined; Greenfeld's thoughts on this, include killing son, noted. [GREENFELD - quotes from book, section on his thoughts about killing son.] [Carl GREENFELD - talks about relationship with brother] [GREENFELD - quotes from book.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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