CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1978
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(Studio) Report on questions about drug abuse on White House staff, in wake of Dr. Peter Bourne's resignation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) "New York Times" report on Bourne's alleged statements concerning marijuana and cocaine use among White House staff noted. Press Secretary Jody Powell's reaction to report described. Bourne's admission to having used marijuana, but not while on White House staff, and comments about other drug-related reports about him given; statements include response to report about NORML party he allegedly attended. Details about Bourne's having used fictitious name in writing prescription for aide given, according to further information in "New York Times"; DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) mentioned. Denials by President Carter, Powell and Mrs. Carter's press secretary that Bourne ever wrote prescriptions for Carter family members noted. Indecisions in case by Virginia authorities and DC licensing board reported [DC License Board spokesperson L. Thompson BOWLES - cites possible action against Bourne.] Bourne's licensing also in Georgia, California and Colorado mentioned.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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