ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 21, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon meets in Washington, DC with Turkey's prime minister, Nihat Erim, to discuss that country's role as source of illegal drugs.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) State visit of Turkish prime minister Nihat Erim follows lengthy negotiations between United States and Turkey on problem of international drug traffIc. Nixon praises Turkish government for ldrship and cooperation in drying up prime source of heroin. Nixon signs hill establishing Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention to deal with rehabilitation. Its director, Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe, will coordinate 13 drug control agencies. [NIXON - says bureaucratic heads will roll unless progress made in battle against drug abuse.] Nixon shakes hands of some Representatives and Senators who helped pass hill unanimously in Congress
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
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