NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 15, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Oscar nominations announced; details given.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Boulder, Colorado: Roger O'Neil) Medical condition of autism examined; scenes shown from film "Rain Man". [Autistic savant Temple BRANDON - comments on her gift for visualizing industrial designs prior to drawing them.] Rarity of savant syndrome noted. Autistic patients "Craig" and Richard Chestor featured; details given, scenes shown. [Richard's mother Geri CHESTOR - says these children should not be institutionalized.] [Mother Connie CHRISTOFF - comments on her daughter.]
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