ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1985
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(Studio) Geoff Smith and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach reported winning Boston marathon; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Boston, Massachusetts) Marathon competitor John Hopkins, autistic, featured; his progress in recent months since living at home operated by Communities for People organization described. [HOPKINS - cites his favorite foods.] [Counselor Ed CRAIG - describes Hopkins' progress after viewing first marathon.] [Org. president Joseph LEAVEY - notes Hopkins' improved behavioral control since taking up running.] [CRAIG - anticipates Hopkins' participation in marathon.] [LEAVEY - notes psychological importance of racing for Hopkins.]
REPORTER: Ray Gandolf
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