CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 29, 1981
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(Studio) International concern over apparent apathy of world's population to results of nuclear war noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, recalled; films shown [Survivor Shigeko SASMORI - describes scene.] Scientists' concern over growing misbelief that nuclear war could be survived examined. [Harvard School of Public Health dean Dr. Howard HIATT, Physicians for Social Responsibility spokesperson Dr. Helen CALDICOTT - comment.] Physicians for Social Responsibility's efforts to achieve ban on all nuclear weapons noted encompassing work by USSR physicians and resulting in International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War. [Deputy health minister for USSR , Dr Eugene CHAZOV - comments.] [INTERPRETER - relays other mbrs.' remarks.] [Dr. Bernard LOWN - comments.] Physicians' pessimism over both United States and USSR nuclear preventions systems noted. [CALDICOTT, William CHIPMAN - comment.] Physicians' findings with regard to effects of nuclear attack on modern cities noted. [CALDICOTT - describes Boston's fate.] [HIATT - comments.] Hiroshima survivor Gene FUJITA - recalls ordeal.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker