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Cocaine Kids (Part I) #559398

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Columbus, Ohio, judge's ruling with regard to pregnant cocaine abuser discussed. Report introduced.

(NYC: Robert Bazell) Infants born to cocaine addicts featured; pregnant "crack" cocaine addict Tracy Watson shown smoking her drugs. [WATSON - lists problems her baby could have as result of her drug abuse.] [Cocaine addict/mother Erocelia FANDINO - says she was smoking "crack" when she went into premature labor.] Effects of cocaine upon unborn babies discussed. [University of Miami Dr. Emmalee BANDSTRA, MAN - comment on infant mortality.] NBC News' survey results with regard to problem discussed. [Dr. Emily FLAHERTY - instructs medical students with regard to babies born with drugs in their bodies.] Cocaine babies' medical problems discussed. [MAN - comments.] Northwestern Univ. reported sponsoring program to help drug abusers get treatment and learn to care for their children. [DR. - instructs woman with regard to drug use.] [WATSON - says her baby kicks more when she smokes "crack."]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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