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Special Segment (The Throwaways) #541273

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Elgin, Illinois) Econ. and psychological impact on discarded execs., dismissed by companies for economy streamlining, examined; Ron Anderson's experience cited as example Scenes from "Death of a Salesman" with Dustin Hoffman shown. [ANDERSON and WIFE - recall his termination.] Major management cutbacks announced on same day this year by TWA, Time, Incorporated and Monsanto recalled. Pete Oakley's ordeal detailed. [OAKLEY - describes experience.] Econ. factors influencing industry's dismissal of older employees listed, discussed. [Econ. Audrey FREEDMAN - notes those losing jobs aren't responsible for predicament.] No. age discrimination lawsuits filed this year mentioned. [ANDERSON - notes ongoing emotional trauma as result.]
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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