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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The criticism from presidential candidate Ben Crason of the media for investigating his background noted. [On "Meet the Press," CARSON - says no one else has had this done to him.] [In debate, CARSON - denies involvement with Mannatech.]
(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) Carson's relationship with Mannatech, which sells a dietary supplement, examined; details given about a lawsuit against Mannatech; scenes shown from Carson's ad for Mannatech. [Johns Hopkins professor Ronald SCHNAAR@- says there is no evidence it works: its curative claims are a sham; states medical people have a responsibility.] [Former Mannatech associate Alyssa SUMMEY@- talks about Carson on the team.] [In CNN debate, CARSON - denies involvement with Mannatech.] [On his bus in Florida, in CNN interview, CARSON - says he was contracted to give a speech & likes the product, but is not an endorser.] Carson's assertion the product works for his mother & how he seems to have a "relationship" with the company discussed.
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Griffin, Drew
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