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Reagan Administration's War On Drugs #317853

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's 1986 election-yr. war-on-drugs rally cry recalled.

(DC: Rita Braver) Status of administration's anti-drug program examined; details given, scenes shown. [Marathon House RESIDENTS - praise program.] Rel. between election year pols. and government's interest in issue and consequences for addicts seeking help noted. [Pollster Stanley GREENBERG - notes pols. are no longer interest in issue.] Last summer's "jar wars" with pols. vying for purest urine samples said over. President Reagan's public relations appearances and signing of major anti-drug funding legislature last year recalled; his effort now to cut that funding described. [White House aide Ian MACDONALD - defs. President's lack of support now.] [Marathon House executive Roy ROSS - cites responsibility to fund programs beyond first year] [Drug USER - describes users and dealers increase movement underground.] [Courtesy "48 Hrs. on Crack Saint", WOMAN -thinks once election is over, interest will end.] [GREENBERG - agrees.] [Marathon House RESIDENT - cites lack of help for those seeking it.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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