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Drinking Age / Alaska #298129

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan reported signing legislature aimed at forcing national drinking age; films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Anchorage, AK) AK's drunk driving law examined; films shown. [MADD local pres. Katherine BIGLER - notes drunk drivers' macho mentality.] [Dist. attorney Bob BUNDY - explains purpose of tough law.] State's crackdown said beginning with death of Gladys Kurworkian. Sentence given drunk driver responsible noted. [Richard PEARS - denies he's a killer.] [Attorney Jim GILMORE - considers punishment too severe.] [BUNDY - can't forget the victims.] Penalties for first offense outlined.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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