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Special Segment (Population Crisis, Part I) #538740

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Mexico City, Mexico) World's population crisis examined; Mexican mother's birth of child mentioned, shown. Her name given. [Robert McNAMARA - outlines predicted population growth, influenced only by killing females.] Time factor in population growth considered; estimated population of world by 2000 noted. [UN population director Rafael SALAS - comments on-production capacity versus population.] Impact of birth rate and food shortage on Africa explained; Mozambique cited as example Reagan administration's position on issue outlined; China's experience considered. [McNAMARA - explains implications of Chinese reports on female infanticide on large scale for other under-developed ntns.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Part II announced.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Reporter(s):
Palmer, John;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:04:50

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