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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1969
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(Studio) Senator begins hearing on confirmation of head of nation's health.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Dr. Roger Egeberg goes before Senator Labor Committee Identifies self with Dr. John Knowles, rejected by President Nixon because of American Medical Association pressure. [EGEBERG - cites friendship with Knowles. Can't guess whether situation been reversed, had he been picked 1st. Says he is medical realist. Calls self "sugar" man.] Appears with Nixon and Finch at White House Thursday; Nixon to talk of rising medical costs. But statement proposes no immediate action. Nixon concerned about talk of being on the "right."
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reasoner, Harry;
Schorr, Daniel

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