NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 02, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Key events of 1897 cited.
(Melrose, Massachusetts: Bob Faw) The secrets of centenarians' longevity examined. [Centenarians LaNora SHAEFFER, Harold POOLE, "Centenarians: The Bonus Years" author Lynn ADLER, centenarians Ken BURNETT, Lillian CANNON - talk about the lifestyles of centenarians.] The importance of exercise and the role of genetics noted. [Beth Israel Deaconess medical Center Dr. Thomas PERLS - says those over 100 are not disease ridden.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: Fredricka Whitfield) Working after traditional retirement age for seniors outlined; scenes shown from Needham, Massachusetts, where a business employs senior citizens. [President Vita Needle Company Fred HARTMAN, office manager Mary BIANCHI, senior workers Roland HICKOCK, Rosa FINEGAN - talk about the benefits of hiring seniors and working past retirement.]