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Special Segment (Wall Street and Drugs) #536354

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Incr. drug abuse on Wall Street, especially with cocaine, examined; undercover films shown. [Former DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) administration Peter BENSINGER - fears drug abuse is significant problem for financial community.] [Former ADDICT - discusses his case.] Econ. impact of cocaine addicts on clients noted. [BENSINGER - recalls multimillion dollar transaction by addict.] [New York stock exchange spokesperson Frank ASHEN - describes exchange's monitoring for possible drug users.] General lack of action by brokerage hses. and exchanges discussed. [Drug USER - describes co.'s response to his addiction.] [Phoenix House spokesperson Dr. Mitchell ROSENTHAL - estimates number recreational users who become addicts.] [ADDICTS - recall their experiences.] Arrest of dealers and apparent ineffectiveness of incident shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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