NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 25, 1972
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(Studio) Thalidomide deformities noted. German mfrs. have settled. British have not. Parents of thalidomide babies featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Stevenage, Eng.) 13 year old Eddie Freeman seems well adjusted. About 300 such children in Britain. No compensation yet received from manufacturer Suits drag on. Local, national government agencies help. Family living condition described. Mfr. offer rejected. $240,000 settlement sought for Eddie. 60 settlements have been reached. Eddie has no legs, no arms, no self-pity. [Eddie FREEMAN - says accident victims worse off than thalidomide victims. In response to reporter question, says life can be happy.] Eddie plays organ. Reporter explains toughening of drug laws.
REPORTER: George Montgomery
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