NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 13, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Findings and recommendations of President Reagan's commission on drunk driving examined. [In California Ceremony - names of drunk driving victims read.] Alcohol related accidents statistics outlined. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Price noted special guests of President Reagan at today's meeting with commission chairperson; Prices mentioned losing 2 children to drunk drivers in separate accidents. [Chairperson John VOLPE - presents President with commission report] Cmsn.'s recommendations listed on screen, discussed; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said claiming President opposes linking federal highway funds to states' drinking laws. [REAGAN - calls for halt to drunk driving.] [Mothers Against Drunk Drivers founder Candy LIGHTNER - will continue work despite White House pols.] [Senator David DURENBERGER - thinks states and Congress are willing to crack down.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Studio) Reagan said emphasizing role of alcohol-related accidents in deaths of young Americans; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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