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NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Irvine, California: George Lewis) California teacher for hearing impaired Vincent Chalk recalled losing his job because he contracted AIDS; details given, scenes shown. [CHALK - says it has been a long battle and he is happy to go back.] Chalk's welcome back to school rptd; scenes shown. School district authorities reported removing Chalk from classroom for fear of lawsuits. US circuit court of appeals reported ruling that Chalk should be reinstated. [Chalk's lawyer Marjorie RUSHFORTH - says the order is wonderful.] [CHALK - says his students are trying to understand his situation.] Students shown welcoming him back to school. [Parent Lynn Dickson GOLD - says they are all enriched from the experience with Chalk.] Chalk's awareness of limited time left noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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