CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1975
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(Studio) Congress opens hearings into whether hopelessly ill should be allowed to die.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carmen testify. Their son, Randy, 17, lapses into coma after injury. They were told his brain was dead, although mechanical means kept him alive. [CARMEN - tells of telling doctors to "pull plug."] Ohio law forbade "pulling plug." [Hospital administration James BROWN - says can only prolong life.] Boy died after 3 weeks [Mrs. CARMEN - describes the deterioration. Wanted him to have miracle at 1st.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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