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New Jersey / Teenage Suicide #555072

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 11, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Bergenfield, New Jersey: Richard Valeriani) Group suicide of teenagers Thomas Olton, Thomas Rizzo, Cheryl and Lisa Burress examined; details given, scenes shown. [Gas station ATTENDANT - recalls last seeing group.] [Neighbor Agnes PASSAMONTE - recalls Burress sisters.] [Chris MASSEY - remembers Olton and Rizzo.] Other suspected teen suicides here reviewed. [Cnty. prosecutor Larry McCLURE - comments.] (Video difficulty; 5:36:00-5:38:40.)

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Victim's month quoted.

(NYC: Bill Schechner) Factors related to teenage suicide examined; details given, scenes shown. (Temporary video loss.) [TEENS - discuss issue.] Related statistics outlined on screen, incidents reviewed. [Dr. Bennett LEVENTHAL - notes soc. strains on youth now.] [Angie HILL - recalls her suicide attempt.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Schechner, Bill;
Valeriani, Richard

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