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Nixon / Drug Program / GI Drug Use #217390

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon plans treatment program for drug addiction.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon to address nation Thursday on drug problem; will ask Congress for $125 million to set up new program; Nixon approves experimentation with heroin substitute methadone; GIs on heroin in South Vietnam and Europe to be treated before discharged.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Report on availability of drugs in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [Unidentified black GI - says Soul Alley place where black GIs can feel at home.] Not as many blacks frequent Soul Alley as once did because of frequent military police raids. [Unidentified black GIs - tell of smoking heroin; say MPs trying to crackdown; not worried about getting hooked; only smoke it; don't think crackdown can be successful as long as GIs in South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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