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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 09, 1971
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee begins military drug addiction hearings.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Representative Seymour HALPERN - estimates 60,000 GIs in South Vietnam using drugs; displays heroin purchased in South Vietnam for under $4.00; says heroin habits much more expensive to support when GIs return to US.] [Assistant Defense Secretary Roger T. KELLEY - says too many GIs using heroin in South Vietnam.] [Senator Harold E. HUGHES - sees no plausible reason why heroin sale conts. in South Vietnam; US, South Vietnam have military control of cntry.] Senator passes amendment requiring military to treat drug addicts without prosecuting them.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) President Nixon expected to announce new agency to deal with drug problem.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon has chosen Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe to head narcotics rehabilitation agency. Agency will conduct research into drug cures and treat known addicts.

(Chicago, Illinois) [JAFFE - says includes most known treatments for drugs in Illinois program because best method not determined; progress in last 5 years has created hope.]
REPORTER: Kenneth Gale

Gale, Kenneth;
Gill, Bill;
Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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