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The Drug War (Part I: The Street Battle) #577485

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 04, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Progress report given on President Bush's war against drugs; battle against Colombian cocaine bosses and street traffickers noted; details illustrated on screen. [DEA Terrence BURKE - announces reduction in cocaine imports.] [Drug historian Mark MOORE - says drug use slowing.] [Los Angeles police department chief Glenn Le VANT - disputes improvement claims.] Rural America noted new market; Prichard, Alabama, reported having drive-by shootings. [Prichard police department Chuck HALL - comments.] Criticism of Bush and drug czar William Bennett noted. [University of California-Berkeley Professor Franklin ZIMRING - comments on difference between marijuana and crack cocaine.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with Bush's commanding general in drug war. [From Washington, BENNETT - discusses funding drug treatment versus raiding marijuana fields, white collar drug use and decline in drug addiction.] Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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