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Heart Transplant #200182

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 02, 1969
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(Studio) Philip Blaiberg celebrates 1st anniversary of his heart transplant in Capetown, South Africa. Would like to visit US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Capetown, South Africa) 100 heart transplant operations have been performed since Dr. Philip Blaiberg's; 39 have lived. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard helps celebrate event.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Buffalo Beach, South Africa) [BARNARD - at one point, second heart transplant was considered for Blaiberg.] Blaiberg featured. Commemoration ceremony held for' Louis Washkansky, who died 18 days after 1st heart transplant.
REPORTER: Cameraman Eddie Steinhart

Laurence, John;
Reasoner, Harry;
Steinhart, Eddie

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