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California / Fruit Flies #278211

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 11, 1981
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(Studio) Legal effort by some to halt plans for aerial spraying of malathion in California due to infestation of Mediterranean fruit fly reported; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Los Altos Hills, California) Necessity to strip trees of all fruit examined. [Vols. director Glenn LYLES - is trying to reduce amount of spraying.] Details of spraying program outlined. Opposition to spraying of malathion noted. [MAN - criticizes plan.] [Governor Edmund BROWN, Junior - asks for cooperation.] [WOMAN - responds.] [Jim HAYES - notes conflicting medical advice given him.] [Pamela EAKINS - feels trapped.] [Deanne APPLETON - considers possibility of giving birth to deformed child.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Palo Alto, California) Malathion's properties and various uses examined; films shown. [Dr. Edward SMUCKLER - considers the pesticide safe when properly used.] Stanford president Don. Kennedy's assessment of risks quoted. [Prof. Sumner KALMAN - discusses malathion.] Scientists' defense of malathion noted.

Dow, David;
Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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