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Cancer Discrimination #543390

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 06, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) Job discrimination against cancer patients such as Virginia Austin examined. [AUSTIN - recalls experience.] New York City police department's discriminatory policy against tumor patients, regardless of whether tumor is benign or malignant, described; Terry Igneri's case detailed as ex. [IGNERI - prepares for job hearing.] [Debbie SILVERBERG - plays devil's advocate with Igneri.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - intros. legislature making cancer discrimination violation of civil rights.] [American Cancer Society president Dr. Robert McKENNA - cites lack of discrimination basis with cancer patients; explains.] [Dr. Rosaline JOSEPH - cites medical advances making difference.] [IGNERI - reacts to outcome of case.] Status of Austin's case reported [AUSTIN - notes importance of job to her.]
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Chung, Connie;
Reynolds, Jack

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