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NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's proposals in drug war, include mandatory testing of federal employees, examined; details outlined on screen, scenes shown. [REAGAN - announces program.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - praises concept.] [Federal employees' union spokesperson Red EVANS - believes evidence regarding federal employees contradicts nation's current hysteria over issue.] [Representative Charles RANGEL - cites need for incrd. funding of anti-drug abuse programs.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) Actual drop in drug use in United States outlined on screen; traditional approach to drug war versus current focus examined. Scenes shown. Success of one technique used in cigarette smoking and drunk driving campaigns. reviewed. [Addicts "DAVID", MAN, center staff member Dr. Jules TROFF, American Univ. spokesperson Dr. Arnold TREBACH - debate validity of President Reagan's perception of issue.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Wallace, Chris

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