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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Wed Apr 26, 2000  1:47 am
Subject:  Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua

I just got through watching the Nicaraguan segment on 60 Minutes II.
Interesting. I really would have liked to have seen some signwriting
somewhere. I was too busy reading the captions to really look around much.
Did anyone see anything on the walls of the school?

I did notice that there were a couple signs very similar if not identical to
ASL. But they seemed to have been made by the reporter or in response to the
reporter. For instance, at the end of the segment there was a "thank you"/
"you're welcome" exchange that was just like ASL. But I'm not sure if that
was the Nicaraguan sign or if it was an attempt by the reporter to use ASL,
perhaps under the assumption that sign language is "universal"?

I know I'm writing this a bit ahead of the Pacific crowd. Sorry. :-)

Bill Reese

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> April 25, 2000
> 5:30 pm California time
> Hi Everyone -
> I just called CBS (an American TV broadcasting company) at 1-800-934-6397.
> If you live on the east coast of the US, then the "60 Minutes II" TV
> program about the Nicaraguan deaf children is starting in a half
> 9:00pm.
> If you live on the west coast, it is starting in three and a half
> hours, at 9:00pm.
> CBS is selling video copies of the Nicaraguan program for $29.95, so
> I ordered copies for the DAC. It will take up to 6 weeks before the
> videos will be sent.
> the program on TV in Florida this afternoon, in which they said that
> tonight, on 60 Minutes II, they would be showing the "birth of a new
> language" in Nicaragua - so she called me all excited...!
> Val ;-)
> -----------------------------
> Valerie Sutton
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  Replies Author Date
3290 Wonderful TV Program About Nicaragua ;-) Valerie Sutton Wed  4/26/2000
3291 Re: TV Program Tonight on Nicaragua Valerie Sutton Wed  4/26/2000

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