CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1981
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Controversy surrounding Atomic Energy Cmsn.'s experimental hospital in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, examined; case of Dwayne Sexton noted. Claims of story appearing in "Mother Jones" magazine discussed. [Author Howard ROSENBERG - alleges hidden purpose of program was long range research on man's exposure to radiation.] [Mary Sue SEXTON - notes deception under which her son died.] [Dr. Clarence LUSHBAUGH - claims patients' physicians made choice of radiation level.] Criticism of project by Atomic Energy Commission discussed. [Dr. Peter WIERNIK - thinks patient needs to be informed about procedures.] NASA's role in experiment cited.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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