ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 03, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Steve Bell
(DC) President Reagan's formation of national task force on missing children examined; details given, films shown. [REAGAN - cites goal of task force.] Efforts of gas companies to help locate missing children described. [American Gas Association spokesperson George LAWRENCE - hopes national attention will deter wouldbe abductors.] [Representative Ken KRAMER - cites continued disappearance of Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Miller.] House's monthly program explained. Disappearance and murder of Adam Walsh recalled catalyst to national focus on missing children. [John WALSH - feels problems are primarily on state level.] General lack of action by state govts. noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
(Los Angeles, California) Nationwide programs to locate missing children examined; photos shown. Success in locating Tim Reilly, kidnapped by mother, described. [Mike REILLY - recalls son's reaction to being found.] [National Center for Missing and Exploited Children executive director Jay HOWELL - cites number of children abducted by strangers annually.] Kevin Collins' disappearance in San Francisco, California, recalled. [Ann COLLINS - describes emotional impact of son's abduction.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard