CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1986
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.
(NYC: Bob Faw) Growing fashionableness of anti-drug crusading and reality of impact on drug abuse examined; scenes shown. [Dick GREGORY - warns dealers.] Pols.' exploitation of public sentiment noted; Nancy Reagan, Yankees manager Lou Piniella, Cardinal John O'Connor cited as exs. [Nancy REAGAN - comments.] [Pollster Peter HART - notes pols. are late awakening to issue.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - cites bipartisan Congress support for war on drugs.] [Drug historian David MUSTO - explains dangers involved for pols.] Unreliability of drug tests such as that taken by Vice President George Bush noted. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - thinks Bush's test will be positive regardless.] [Dr. Carlton TURNER - cites history's lesson on necessary treatment of problem.]
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