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Christopher Lydon reports on a controversy over contraceptives in schools
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[Controversy over contraceptives in schools]
Original Airdate: 9/8/1986

Length: 00:04:00
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon reports on a controversy over the distribution of contraception in schools. Lydon notes that the Adolescent Issues Task Force of the Boston School Department has recommended that birth control be distributed to students as part of a comprehensive adolescent health program in the city's middle schools and high schools. Lydon's report includes footage of an NAACP press conference with Jack E. Robinson (President, Boston chapter of the NAACP), Joseph Casper (member, Boston School Committee), and Grace Romero (NAACP board member). Robinson and Casper condemn the proposal as racist. Robinson says that the intiative targets African American students. Lydon's report includes footage from interviews with Hubie Jones (member, Adolescent Issues Task Force), Dr. Howard Spivak (member Adolescent Issues Task Force) and Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Chairwoman, Adolescent Issues Task Force). Jones, Spivak and Prothrow-Stith defend the proposal. Spivak and Prothrow-Stith discuss statistics relating to teen pregnancy. Lydon's report also features interviews with students about teen pregnancy and footage of students in schools.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Christopher Lydon
Format : Tape 4602   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102850 
VHS cassette 103977 
Betacam cassette 104173 
digital betacam cassette 104174 

Subject : Keywords
African American students
Birth control
Medical care
Race relations
School management and organization
Urban youth

Subject : Personal Names
Casper, Joseph
Jones, Hubie
Lydon, Christopher
Prothrow-Stith, Deborah
Robinson, Jack E.
Romero, Grace
Spivak, Howard

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston School Department
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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