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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 06, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Attention on right-to-die issue reported intensified by Janet Adkins' suicide using Dr. Jack Kevorkian's device; legal issues mentioned. [Husband Ronald ADKINS - talks about choice.] [On April 26, "Donahue" show, KEVORKIAN - describes device.] [Boston University Medical School Dr. George ANNAS - says people should confront issue.] Holland authorities noted ignoring laws against right-to-die. [Amsterdam Dr. Peter ADMIROL - says he helps people through all circumstances.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with maker of Adkin's suicide device. [From Detroit, KEVORKIAN - defends his actions, compares issue to legalization of abortion, explains doctor's mission and gives history behind current taboos.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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