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American Cancer Society / Tennis Tournament #244112

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 31, 1976
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(Studio) National Edward Wk. on Smoking begins January 9. Theme of week noted. American Cancer Society's role against smoking noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Virginia Slims Division of Philip Morris Company sponsors more than half of major women's tennis tournaments in US. Tournament benefits local charities, example, Hollywood, Florida, chapter of American Cancer Society. [Fort Lauderdale radiologist, Dr. George MEYER - objects to any tie-in between Cancer Society and a cigarette maker.] [Chairperson Cancer Crusade, Broward Cnty., Marie MAXSON - thinks Virginia Slims analogous with women's tennis, and controversy is blown out of proportion.] Philip Morris Company spksmn.'s comment cited. Cancer Society official at state level comment cited.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Mudd, Roger;
Sargent, Tony

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