NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 18, 1982
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(Studio) Henry James quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Chicago, Illinois) Growing phenomenon of incrd. teenage death rate despite opposite trend for other segments of United States population examined. [PEOPLE comment on drinking, drugs, suicide.] [Institution for Child and Family Psychiatry director, Dr. Willie HAMLIN - thinks generation is lost and dangerous.] Homicide rate for young adults noted. [Dr. Joseph PURSCH - thinks incrd. use of drugs is cause.] [Carol DUGAN - recalls alcoholism, suicide attempts.] Problems posed along Illinois-WI border due to low drinking age in Wisconsin examined. [Edward WESTERMEYER-acknowledges possible death from DUI.] [PURSCH - notes psychological factors affecting adolescents.] [DUGAN - cites need for expressed love for children.]
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen
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