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Boxing #294157

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1984
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(Studio) California Med. Association reported formally announcing its opposition to boxing at all levels; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Anti-boxing movement noted gaining momentum since revelation of Muhammad Ali's brain deterioration; films shown. [September 20, ALI - claims he's still the greatest.] "American Med. News" said rpting. that Ali had known for past year that he had Parkinson's syndrome but refused to allow doctors to announce it. [American Academy of Neurology president Dr. Nelson RICHARDS - favors banning boxing altogether.] Ali's "pugilistic Parkinsonism" said direct result of boxing; details explained. [Dr. Dennis COPE - thinks boxers should be educated as to risks they face.] Ali's apparent agreement noted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:01:50

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