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Crime in America #82834

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Media's role in United States crime examined; findings of network poll of public's perception of issue outlined on screen, discussed. Basic concerns about TV violence listed. [Researcher George GERBER - equates television with religion; discusses impact on viewers.] [Percy TANNENBAUM - disagrees.] [Alan WURTZEL - notes role of researchers' bias on conclusions.] [National Institute of Mental Health spokesperson David PEARL - considers television source of aggression.] NBC study noted finding no link between television violence and aggression in children. [WURTZEL - describes NIMH's approach to problem.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) "Viewpoint" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Threlkeld, Richard

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