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Hoffman Death / Heroin #1059526

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin drug overdose reported.

(New York: Kristen Dahlgren) The reaction to Hoffman's death featured; scenes shown from outside his apartment building and from many film clips; details given about his battle with drug addiction. [FAN - comments.] [In 2002, HOFFMAN - speaks.] [Film historian Leonard MALTIN†- assesses Hoffman.] A family statement quoted.

(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(New York: Harry Smith) The growing heroin crisis examined; details given about deaths from a hybrid of heroin mixed with fentanyl. [Hazelden chief medical officer Dr. Marvin SEPPALA†- cites the heroin dangers: chasing the dragon.] [New Hampshire Governor Peter SHUMLIN†, Chicago police Sgt. Carlos MOSTEK†, recovering addict Alicia DIETRICH‡- talk about heroin addiction.]

Snow, Kate;
Dahlgren, Kristen;
Smith, Harry

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