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Rehnquist Controversy #311442

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 13, 1986
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Call for full disclosure of Chief Justice- designate William Rehnquist's medical records due to discovery he was once addicted to strong hypnotic drug examined; scenes shown. [Senator Paul SIMON - considers problem serious.] Rehnquist's history of Placidyl use reviewed. [George Washington Med. Center spokesperson Victor COHN - explains addictiveness of Placidyl.] [Dr. Ronald DOUGHERTY - notes drug isn't ordinarily prescribed for Rehnquist's problem.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - blames Rehnquist's physician.] Senator Judiciary Committee said expected to approve his nomination tomorrow.

Kuralt, Charles;
Spencer, Susan

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