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Mental Insts. / Abuse #302886

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator hearings into abuse of patients in state mental insts. examined; films shown. [Harold COCKERHAN - describes Fort Worth school's treatment of son Chris.] Photos shown. [Wilbur SAVIDGE - recalls son Jonathan's abuse at same institution] [Fort Worth State School spokesperson Mel HUGHES - claims procedures have been changed.] [New Jersey mental health director Carol SANDS - describes sexual abuse of patient in New Jersey institution] Senator Lowell Weicker's claim that abuse is direct result of funds cuts outlined. [Hospital superintendent Dr. Dennis KUTZER - believes Reagan administration isn't interested in the disabled.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Pappas, Ike;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:40

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