CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1984
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(Studio) Phobia defined; amount spent by Energy Department on psychiatrist's study of public's fear of nuclear power plants noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Nuclear power plant phobia study examined. [Phobia Society president Dr. Robert DuPONT - thinks fear of nuclear power differs from other fears.] Dupont's thesis outlined; commercial shown courtesy American Bus. Network. [Energy Department spokesperson Dr. James KANE - defs. study.] Media campaign aimed at energy consumer launched by Reagan administration since 1981 reviewed; commercials shown. [Psychiatric social worker Robert ACKERMAN - feels using psychiatrist in campaign is a political maneuver.] Dupont's "Focus on Fear" booklet discussed. [Union of Concerned Scientists spokesperson Dr. James MacKENZIE - explains his opposition to such quasi-propaganda documents.] [DuPONT - responds.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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