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Person of The Week (Gale) #102540

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Freed USSR dissident Anatoly Shcharansky's United States tour on behalf of Soviet Jewry described; details given, scenes shown. [SHCHARANSKY - understands it, but is tired of the publicity focusing on him.] Dr. Robert Gale, United States physician donating services to Chernobyl, USSR , nuclear accident profiled; scenes shown. [GALE - discusses implications of Chernobyl for world's attitude toward nuclear armament.] [Dr. Mortimer BORTIN - explains importance of bone marrow transplantation for radiation victims.] Radiation's impact on human body explained. [GALE - describes his meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet response to Chernobyl.] [Dr. Lyle SENSENBRENNER - praises Gale's expertise.] Controversy in Gale's career reviewed. [GALE - considers importance of Chernobyl to rest of world.] Tamar Gale quoted regarding her husband's commitment to medicine.

Jennings, Peter

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