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Video Games / "Grand Theft Auto-III" #704462

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Monticello††, NY: Michele Norris) The shockingly realistic violent video game "Grand Theft Auto-III" that is being played by children examined; game excerpts shown. [Two kids Robert CRAWFORD, Lawrence JONES, MAN, mother Jessica JONES††, video game reviewer James OPPENHEIM††- talk about the game.] The provocative argument in the new book "Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes & Make-Believe Violence" that make-believe violence can benefit children noted. [Book's author Gerard JONES††- says the function of play is to make sense with & control anxieties.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information on the ABC News Website about screening video games noted. Note: Local weather bulletin on screen from 5:52 to 5:57:50

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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