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Surgeon Gen. Controversy #462393

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1972
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(Studio) Admin. tries to force Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld out of office. Is also professional director of FDA.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare officials try expulsion of Steinfeld, but he refuses to resign. Admin. tries to dump him as he is only mom-political appointee among HEW officials. He was not invited to celebration of US-USSR joint research announcement, though he instigated move. He resists pressure from tobacco industry to ease anti-smoking campaign; and from detergent industry on phosphate controversy. Says television violence isn't detrimental, favors eliminating jail terms for marijuana users, and broader national health insurance program.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:02:10

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