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(Studio) Gap between death rates for black and white Americans reported, discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler's reaction to discrepancies between death rates noted; related statistics outlined on screen. Factors blamed for gap listed, discussed; Reagan administration's refusal to recommend incrd. funding cited. [HECKLER - notes government environmental doesn't encourage new programs.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) director Ben HOOKS - considers government's attitude shocking.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Hager, Robert
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