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NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Houston, Texas) Epidemic of teenage suicide in Texas examined; films shown. [Wyn SHIVERS - blames son Gary Shivers' suicide on soc. pressures, affluence.] Clear Lake, Texas, cited as example of state's most recent outbreak of teen suicides. [high school psychologist Dr. Rion HART - thinks many are at breaking point] ["CATHY" - explains her suicidal desires.] [Dr. Steven GUTSTEIN - discusses parents' role in teen suicide.] Group therapy session involving Kim Jones and family shown, discussed. [JONES - believes suicidal teens want help.]
REPORTER: Robert Elliot

Brokaw, Tom;
Elliot, Robert

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