NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Riverside, California) Cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouvia's legal efforts to die by her own choice examined. [BOUVIA - feels she's made rational, competent decision.] Bouvia's ordeal with cerebral palsy described. [BOUVIA - doesn't want to face future.] Background to Bouvia's current legal battle, include husband Richard Bouvia, explained. [Psychiatrist Dr. Sol FAIRSTEIN - discusses Bouvia's attitude towards suicide, life.] [Cnty. attorney William KATZENSTEIN, Richard BOUVIA - oppose Elizabeth's wishes.] Opposition to Bouvia's suicide efforts by cerebral palsy victim Weldon Sutton noted. [Attorney Joseph Peter MYERS - explains Sutton's stance.] [BOUVIA - feels hopeless.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman
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