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Status Report (Marriage and Divorce) #78372

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1982
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(Studio) South Carolina supreme court ruling property rights of wives outlined.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Marriage of Laurie Brugheman and Steve Wierbrook noted, shown. [Judge Elizabeth ZUMWALT - grants mass divorce to group.] Marriage and divorce rates in United States considered; Catholic Church's concern noted actualized in mandatory marriage courses. Related statistics outlined. [WOMAN - hopes to avoid being a statistic.] [Sociologist Dr. Lenore WEITZMAN - doesn't believe newly married couples anticipate divorce.] Change in legal treatment of wives noted. [Viola and Jim BERTON - discuss their perspective on marriage.] [WEITZMAN - denies implications of high divorce rate.] Anticipated marriage rate mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Robinson, Max;
Threlkeld, Richard

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