CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Senator probe into nursing and safety standards at old age homes. Smoke poisoning killed 32 in Marietta, Ohio, old age home.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Many died from smoke, not flames. [John A. BURNWORTH - reports smoke ghastly problem at home, never saw anything like it.] [Beman BIEHL - reports major of patients died from smoke asphyxiation and not from being burned.] Smoke caused by carpet which had met federal flammability standards; federal standards inadequate. [Samuel SIDES - reports carpet fast burning material.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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