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Special Assignment (Drugs USA) (Part IV) #104952

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News poll on public's drug use outlined on screen.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Factors underlying United States status as world's leading drug abuser examined; details given, scenes shown. Cocaine's role in culture in 1885 and drug's history reviewed; historical footage shown. [Dr. David MUSTO - describes cocaine's history.] Related statistics outlined on screen. Scenes from "Woodstock" shown courtesy Warner Bros., "Annie Hall" courtesy United Artists. Historical, economy and soc. influences considered. [Dr. Lloyd JOHNSTON - describes youth's general perceptions of life.] [Dr. Ronald SIEGEL - notes contradictory signals given users of cocaine.] [USER - describes his addiction.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Part V announced.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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