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Mental Health / Smith Case #262569

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kingsley, Michigan) Background on case of Jack Smith, confined to Oakdale Center for Developmental Disabilities since birth featured. Film shown. [Michigan mental health department spokesperson Dr. Vernon STEHMAN - comments.] Revision of Michigan mental health laws and resultant release of Smith rptd; Smith's present status noted. [SMITH - comments.] [Dr. Walter TURKE - comments.] Lawsuit against state by court-appointed attorney cited. [Attorney Kenneth WALZ - comments.] Prognosis for Smith given.
REPORTER: Robert Jordan

Cronkite, Walter;
Jordan, Robert

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