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Special Assignment (Children and Drugs) #101548

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Growing concern over drug abuse among school students, especially with cocaine, examined; scenes shown. [Student Krysia SYSKA, former dealer Leo SPAZIANI, former addict Teri ELEY - discuss ease of obtaining illegal drugs, impact on their lives.] University of Michigan's profile of teenage drug user outlined on screen, discussed. [Dr. Carlton TURNER -otes cheaper form of cocaine known as crack, its incrd. addictiveness.] Indications of changing attitudes among youth and society as a whole noted; television commercial featuring Mercury Morris cited as example [Nancy REAGAN - encourages youth.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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