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Gallaudet College #518289

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 04, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Gallaudet College's economy predicament and fact that it's exclusively for the deaf examined. [President Edward MERRILL - notes need to double enrollment.] Enrollment jump said due to 1964-65 rubella epidemic with resulting birth of large number of deaf babies; details graphed on screen, discussed. Situations of Karen Olsen, Troy Baker and Caroline Dunn cited as exs. [OLSEN, BAKER, DUNN - (thru interpreter) discuss lives.] Percentage of Gallaudet budget coming from Congress and question of Congress's approach to the rubella generation considered. [MERRILL - notes successes of graduates.] [DUNN - says she can do anything.] Rubella noted now preventable; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Abernethy

(Studio) Anchor praises interpretation of sign language during interviews by Richard Gerst and tape editor Jim Michael; Michael's parents said deaf.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Abernethy, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica

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