Lowering Drinking Age on 60 Minutes

This Sunday 60 Minutes will be airing a segment on the drinking age debate.

Last summer a group of university professors signed a petition to encourage open discussion on the the benefits of lowering the drinking age to 18. Since then there has been moderate coverage in the mainstream media about this notion.

Proponents of lowering the drinking age have suggested a mandatory education program that would teach safe and moderate consumption.

MADD and other anti-drinking groups argue that drunk driving deaths have been reduced since the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was put into effect.