CBS Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1982
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Widespread use of asbestos in the past recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Montreal, Canada) Harvey Hewitt's suit against asbestos mfrs. due to terminal cancer resulting from exposure to material discussed; his death announced. Films shown. Current number of asbestos lawsuits outlined on screen. [Victim's attorney Thomas TAFT - thinks number cases could paralyze United States judicial system.] Special medical tests noted given long-term asbestos installers and their wives; possible outcome of suits considered. [John BALDWIN - thinks legislature is only answer to solve asbestos claims.] Details of proposed legislature outlined. [Keene Corp. Glenn BAILEY - pushes for such legislature] [TAFT - explains opposition to aforementioned legislature] [Dr. Irving SELIKOFF - predicts increase in asbestos-related deaths.] International symposium dealing with dangers of asbestos noted; implications of situation for courts and government considered.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.