Search the Archive

Drugs and Punishment / Mitchell #447365

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Attorney General John Mitchell says little known of marijuana effects, It's less harmful than LSD, but penalties much more severe.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [MITCHELL - believe in reasonable sentences according to drug used and offender, Prison not only logical alternate Med, treatment may be needed. He specifies different types of users.] Congress warns him campuses could blow sky-high if admin, fails to show compassion,
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Mitchell proposes "no-knock law" for narcotics agents to burst in without knocking to catch persons with drugs.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Stern, Carl

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.