NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 04, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Film, "The Last Epidemic", shown courtesy Physicians for Social Responsibility. [Dr. Jack GEIGER - estimates casualties of hypothetical nuclear war.] Group lead by Helen Caldicott discussed. [CALDICOTT - explains organization's purpose.] President Reagan's position on nuclear weapons issue described; remilitarization of United States considered. USSR armament program noted. [T.K. JONES - calls' for survival program here in light of Soviet program.] Federal Emergency Mgt. Agency (FEMA) noted distributing information on surviving nuclear war; details given. [FEMA spokesperson Louis GIUFFRIDA - comments on plan.] Evacuation plans-described. [JONES - notes crucial issue at stake.] [CALDICOTT - responds.] [JONES - counters.] Findings of recent poll on issue outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb