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Medicine: Black American Men / Government Report #345032

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 25, 1992
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(New York: Jacqueline Adams) Federal government report on the plight of black American men featured. [Health and Human Services Secretary Louis SULLIVAN - talks about violence.] Statistics on 1988 and 1989 life expectancy for black and white men, black teen homicide deaths from 1985-1989 cited. [Harvard University Ronald FERGUSON - links homicide increase to crack cocaine epidemic.] [Former football player Jim BROWN - says we're responsible for ourselves.] Health problems for which black men are at greater risk than white men noted. [Harvard University Medical School Dr. Alvin POUSSAINT - notes effects of unemployment and poverty.]

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Zahn, Paula
Duration:
00:02:10

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