CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's upcoming visit to North Carolina tobacco country noted. Press spokesperson's remarks about Carter's attitude toward smoking given. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano's federal anti-smoking program mentioned; tobacco industry reaction reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Wilson, North Carolina) Damage to image of tobacco growers by government anti-smoking campaign noted. R. J. Reynolds Company reaction reported [Company spokesperson Robert BAUER - comments on number of people depending on tobacco for livelihood and pride in being in business] Company's Pride in Tobacco campaign described; North Carolina Governor James Hunt's support for program stated. [HUNT - discusses important of tobacco to people in state.] Plans for Carter's visit outlined. Tobacco industry's avoidance of health issue cited. [Agriculture commissioner James GRAHAM - says too much of anything will kill person.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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