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Eugenics #509087

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 29, 1980
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(Studio) Article in Mensa bulletin with regard to California sperm bank aimed at breeding superior "master race" recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Technique and purpose of other sperm banks noted; films shown. Millionaire Robert Graham's private sperm bank, allowing only Nobel prize winners to donate, featured; films, photos shown. William Shockley said only one publicly known; controversy surrounding Shockley in the past for his racial views mentioned. Criticism of Graham's experiment, in which 3 women have been artificially inseminated so far, outlined. [New York City medical school Dr. Richard AMELAR - calls it a perversion of therapeutic research.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:01:50

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