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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Eric Baker and others at University of California at Los Angeles child amputee center featured. Cutoff of government aid to centers providing artificial limbs to young amputees noted. Scenes shown. [University of California at Los Angeles pediatrics department spokesperson Dr. William FRIEDMAN - criticizes government action.] Public anger of parents reported [Jack DOUGLAS - expresses grievance.] Appeals to Ronald Reagan said to have brought results, with orders from White House to restore benefits at 3 centers. [Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret HECKLER - notes Reagan concern.] [Mother of Eric, Judy BAKER - expresses relief.] [Amputee Center Director Dr. Yoshio SETOGUCHI - speaks of restored faith in system.] Interpretation of law blamed for cutoff.
REPORTER: David Dow
- Dow, David;
- Rather, Dan
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