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Supreme Court / Veterans Administration and Alcoholism #115120

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Supreme Court ruling that Veterans Administration can refuse benefits to alcoholics without violating laws protecting the handicapped reported Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Case of veteran Eugene Traynor using his alcoholism as a disease and handicap considered. [TRAYNOR - says he was powerless over alcohol.] Justice Byron White's report on case outlined. [National Council on Alcoholism spokesperson Christine LUBINSKI - says alcoholism not given same credibility as other illnesses.] [TRAYNOR - says decision is blow to recovering alcoholics.] Veterans Administration's position on alcoholism as a disease noted. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Kenny, Aggie Whelan;
O'Brien, Tim
Duration:
00:01:10

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