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Special Segment (Compulsive Runners) #535853

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced.; Empire State Building race today noted, shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(No location given) Health risks faced by compulsive joggers examined; films shown. [RUNNERS - describe their obsession.] [Dr. Authur SIEGEL - ests. number obligatory runners.] Psychological addiction of running described. Jamie Wallace's case cited as example [WALLACE - discusses problem.] Factors contributing to running's appeal explained. [Dr. Thadeus KOSTRUBALA - discusses irony inherent in running addiction.] Josefina Pabalon's insistence on running with injuries described. [PABALON - comments on experience.] Characteristics of compulsive runners such as attorney Pabalon outlined. [PABALON - equates obsession with behavior of workaholic.] Stu Middleman's running records mentioned. [MIDDLEMAN - notes winning's appeal.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David

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