NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Michele Gillen) Plight of babies born to drug-abusing mothers featured; details given, scenes shown. [Harlem hospital Dr. David BATEMAN - fears for babies when they leave hospital.] Drug addict mothers noted frequently leaving babies so they can return to "crack" cocaine hses. [Social worker Foster BRADLEY and "crack" mother "STEPHANIE" - discuss her children.] [Hale House Dr. Lorraine HALE - comments on situation.] Inadequacies of foster care system noted. [WOMAN - comments on her daughter leaving baby for her to raise.] [HALE - says these children learn more slowly than others their age.] Many of these children noted carrying HIV virus because of their mothers' casual sexual &drug-abusing habits. [Teacher Carol COLE - comments on "crack" children.] Impact of "crack" babies upon society noted. [Representative George MILLER - comments on situation.] [Florida Judge William GLADSTONE - says these children will be tomorrow's delinquents.]