ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: John Martin) Growing controversy over Dr. Stuart M. Berger's "Dr. Berger's Immune Power Diet" examined. [Dr. Victor HERBERT, Dr. Fredrick STARE - consider Berger's book "nutritional garbage" and fraud.] [Former patients Michael GREENBERG, Joy GABEL - accuse Berger of taking their money without helping them.] [Former EMPLOYEE - thinks Berger's goal is to be rich and famous.] Basis of Berger's theory outlined on screen, discussed. [April 10, BERGER - notes losing weight isn't the priority.] [HERBERT - cites lack of evidence supporting Berger's claims.] [STARE - accuses Berger of lying about his Harvard studies.] Scenes from Berger's home video shown courtesy MGM/UA. Med. community's criticism of expensive blood test ordered by Berger for his patients due to its unreliability and lack of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval noted. [Former EMPLOYEES - describe false test results Berger reports to his patients; elaborate.] Greenberg's experience with Berger detailed. [GREENBERG - feels his money was needlessly spent.] [Melanie GREENBERG - agrees; describes Berger's approach to patient funds.] [GABEL - recalls her experience with Berger; notes contradiction between his diagnosis and his treatment.] [Courtesy home video, patient Bob GRAZIA - praises Berger.] [GABEL - notes ease in exploiting human needs.] Berger said under investigation by New York state health department
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