NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) President Bush's push for his education program featured; scenes shown from his speech and of students arriving for class. [BUSH - says schools are in trouble; what happens at home really matters; adds that excesses of television have a bad effect on learning.] [Elementary school principal Marisel ELIAS - says money from federal government is needed.] [Chicago teachers union John KOTSAKIS - says he would give Bush a C-.] Democrats' report card for Bush's education program shown. [Democratic Party chairman Ron BROWN - comments.]
(Washington, DC: Andrea Mitchell) Impact of television viewing on students examined; scenes shown of children going to school and watching TV. [Fifth grader Will RAST, sixth graders Nick HILL and Rufi YOUSUFI, parents Laurie KELDERMAN and Dietlind DASCH - comment about TV.] Studies claiming relationship between declining verbal test scores and increased TV watching mentioned. [Council of Chief State School Officers Gordon AMBACH, school counselor Tricia REDMOND - comment on parents.] [PTA Arnold FEGE - says the federal government has a responsibility as well.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw; White House: John Cochran; Washington; Andrea Mitchell) Discussion held on topic of education proposals from Bush and the Democrats.