NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's announcement of latest government war on drugs featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - wants drug-free generation.] President's push for mandatory drug testing of government workers noted; current policy outlined on screen. [Govt. employees union spokesperson Ken. BLAYLOCK - opposes expanding current program.] Politicalization of issue by recent drug deaths of athletes Len Bias and Don Rogers noted. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - criticizes President's failure to fund drug efforts.] [Nancy REAGAN - denies political aspect of issue.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - criticizes substance of President's plan.]