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War On Drugs (Part I: Deadly Demand) #562255

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Noah Nelson) Scenes shown from Dallas, Texas, robbery; criminals noted drug addicts. Houston, Texas, family shown learning father killed by robbers wanting money for drugs. [Broward Cnty. sheriff's department spokesperson Steve BERTICELLI - comments on callous violence resulting from desire for drugs.] [Crack cocaine ADDICT - says all he cares about is getting high.] Study results with regard to link between drug use and crime given. [Teen ADDICT - tells of prostituting self so he could buy drugs.] Anti-drug campaigns. noted enjoying limited success. [Recovered addict John GIORDANO - comments on cocaine addiction.] Giordano quoted with regard to reasons for wanting to kick habit. [Yale Univ. Dr. David MUSTO - says middle class rejecting drugs more than lower ones.] Inner city drug trade reported flourishing. [MAN - says just saying no is joke.] Scenes shown from crack hses. [ADDICT - comments on effects of drugs.] [MUSTO - comments on drug addiction and lower classes.] Promoting hope in inner cities noted tarnishing appeal for drugs. [WOMAN - tells why she's fighting against drugs.] [Teen ADDICT - begs judge to help her.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Nelson, Noah

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