CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 27, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Susan Spencer) Questions of medical ethics raised by Ronnie DeSillers' series of unsuccessful liver transplants discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Hastings Institution spokesperson Arthur CAPLAN - cites issue in DeSillers' case.] [DeSillers' physician, Dr. Rene RUIZ-ISASI - defs. boy's continued transplants.] Role of media and President Reagan in DeSillers' case reviewed; media campaign of Jonathan Clark's family, include enlisting aid of Bill Cosby and Jesse Jackson, described, commercial shown. [John CLARK - defs. efforts on son's behalf.] [Pittsburgh Transplant Fndn. spokesperson Brian BROZNICK - explains negative aspect of such campaigns.]
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