NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) French are thought of as great wine consumers, but they have always been drinkers of water as well. More and more, recently, there have been spec. kinds of water.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Paris, France) In richest section of Paris, residents go to public well to get water untreated with chemicals. Mineral water is growing in popularity in France and elsewhere. Prod. in mineral water plant, preparing bottles for export to US, noted. There is now big campaign on to convince Americans that mineral water is no longer just rich man's drink. In Vichy, 1000's show up each week to sample various types of mineral water, said to be good for many ills. Other ways of using mineral water, allegedly to help health, cited. REPORTER: John Palmer
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