NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1979
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(Studio) No. Americans over 65 noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Attitudes towards elderly and aging examined. [BOY - comments.] Attitudes said surveyed by Maryland Center on Aging; details of results given. [CHILDREN - give opinions of elderly.] Exploitation of attitudes by publishers, mfrs. and entertainment inds noted; television commercials shown Results of University of Pennsylvania study with regard to elderly on prime time television detailed. Rely between television and negative attitudes about elderly outlined. [National Institute on Aging spokesperson Dr. Robert BUTLER - comments.] Debunking of popular myths about the elderly detailed; statistics listed on screen. [Sylvia ROMO - comments on being poor and old.] [BUTLER - comments.] Future reports outlined.
REPORTER: John Hart