× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Special Segment (Our Future Selves) #501770

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1979
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John
Duration:
00:04:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.