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Focus (Politics: Gender Gap) #615981

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 16, 1997
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Hartford: Bridget Quinn) The nationwide trend toward women in state legislatures examined; statistics cited; details given of the consequent political interests. [American Woman and Politics Center acting director Debbie WALSH - lists some issues.] Examples cited of the goals of women in politics, the style used to pursue them and laws supported by women legislators. [Breast cancer patient Sharon FOUCHER, state senator Edith PRAGUE - talks about the medical treatment in cases Foucher's.] [Georgetown University women's studies director Dr. Sue THOMAS - explain how women handle leadership roles.] [Maine speaker of the house state representative Elizabeth (Libby) MITCHELL, single mother Heidi HART - comment on women's issues.]

Quinn, Bridget;
Seigenthaler, John

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