NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Bill Schechner) Dan, Elizabeth and daughter Tracy Franklin's incest problems featured. Dan's sexual abuse of Tracy reported nearly destroying family. [TRACY - discusses experiences.] Incestuous family history reviewed. [TRACY - describes abuse.] [DAN - explains why he abused Tracy.] [TRACY - cites fears.] [DAN - says attacked Tracy 150 times last year] [ELIZ. - claims never knew abuse was occurring.] [DAN - says abused Tracy because he's sexual deviant.] No. of United States reported child sexual abuse cases given. Impact of abuse on families discussed. Impact of abuse on Tracy detailed. [TRACY - says pain of situation is enormous.] Tracy's unhappiness and final resolution to take action outlined. [TRACY - says Elizabeth didn't believe.] [ELIZ. - felt Dan could never abuse Tracy.] Family's efforts to get help mentioned. [TRACY - comments on Dan's admittance of guilt.] [DAN - explains feelings of self-recrimination.] Family's rules given. [TRACY - says can forgive but never forget.] [DAN - says can never have normal father-daughter rel.] Family's determination praised.
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