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Rogers / Cocaine Death #310604

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Determination that football star Don Rogers died of cocaine use examined; recent similar death of basketball star Len Bias recalled. Scenes shown. [Coroner Charles SIMMONS - announces cause of Rogers' death.] ["Lifeline" spokesperson James BUTLER - notes implications of both athletes' deaths for drug users.] [Dr. Ron WALLS - believes rich, part-time user will die.] ["JOHN" - notes drug's destruction of his life.] [Dr. Bernazrd ELSER - describes symptoms of overdose.] [Dr. Darryl INABA - cites incrd. purity of cocaine now, with resulting risks.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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