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Special Segment (Drunk Driving Deaths) #559034

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 04, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Connie Chung) Lou and Patty Herzog shown describing scene where daughter Susan Herzog was killed by drunk driver. Other daughter Debbie Herzog noted still recovering from being hit by drunk driver in separate accident; details given, scenes shown. [Debbie HERZOG - prayed to live so parents wouldn't suffer again.] Man who hit Debbie Herzog, Renaldo Garza, reported having prior drunk driving convictions. Kevin Tunnell, responsible for Susan Herzog's death, shown lecturing high school students. [Patty HERZOG - is angered over sentence.] Drunk driving deaths reported increase Govt. researchers quoted. Punishments for drunk drivers discussed. [Massachusetts judge Albert CRAMER - says first offenders are usually alcoholics.] [MAN - comments on drunk driving.] [Federal highway administration Diane STEED - decries situation.] Sweden's low drunk driving rate discussed. [Swedish WOMEN - say they drink only if not driving.] [Harvard Univ. spokesperson Jay WINSTEN - says if attitudes can change about cigarette smoking, perceptions of drunk driving can also.] [WOMAN - remembers son and others killed by drunk drivers.] MADD mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Chung, Connie

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