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Almost Adults (Part I) #96194

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 20, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Teaneck, New Jersey) Today's teenagers examined; Teaneck high school featured. [Students Larry ABRAHAM, Sharon SINGER, Ernest SMITH - think current generation is more concerned with their material future than political or soc. issues.] [Class of `69, Andy HARRIS - recalls pressures on his class.] [Class of `69 Sheldon EPPS - notes idealism they had regarding potential for change.] [Julie HANTMAN - cites economy pressures on current class.] [`69 graduate Gail HOROWITZ - notes they had no such pressures.] [Tim AFRICANO - comments.] Similarities between both generations considered. [Principal James DeLANEY - thinks optimism and idealism has been retained by youth.] [Steven HECHT - denies current youth are apathetic.] Ethiopian famine, South Africa's apartheid and Vietnam anniversary mentioned; some teachers named, shown.
REPORTER: Jay Schadler

(Studio) Tomorrow's report announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay

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