CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 29, 1980
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Details given of sperm bank established and owned by millionaire Robert K. Graham, author of "The Future of Man" in which sperm from 5 Nobel laureates are kept; 3 women of high intelligence quotient reported artificially inseminated so far. Nobel winner William Shockley noted only one publicly admitting donation. [SHOCKLEY - discusses bank and Graham.] Controversy surrounding Shockley in past years recalled; rejection of Graham's offer by nobel winners Max Delbruck, Richard Feynman, Burton Richter, Linus Pauling quoted. Photos shown. Technician Steve Broder noted helping Graham set up lab; details of sperm preservation process outlined. [BRODER - comments.] Criticism of Graham's lack of professional competence in genetics cited. [Dr. Robert SPAITHES - comments.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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