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Congress / Drinking Age #297934

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 08, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Congress pressure on states to raise legal drinking age or lose fed. highway funds due to relationship between auto accidents and teenage drinking examined; Michael Jackson mentioned aiding federal television campaign against drinking and driving. Probability that Senator will approve House action requiring states to raise drinking age to 21 noted. [Ins. Institution Highway Safety spokesperson William HADDON - notes decline in fatality rate among teenagers in states with higher legal drinking age.] Econ. basis of Florida's opposition to raising drinking age explained. [Florida Governor Robert GRAHAM - denies statistical justification for raising age.] [University of Miami STUDENTS - oppose higher drinking age.] [New York assemblyman Vincent GRABER - denies higher drinking age prevents alcohol abuse.] [Governor Mario CUOMO - agrees with objective, but opposes national law.] [MAN - thinks drinking should be allowed for those old enough to go to war.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem

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