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Drugs: The Lost War (Part I) #601786

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Week-long series introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The federal government's war on drugs, especially cocaine, featured; various drug scenes shown. [Attorney General Janet RENO - remembers DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents who died in Peru.] [DEA Tom CONSTANTINE - comments.] The problems for the United States in dealing with drugs trafficking from Colombia detailed. [Former drug czar John WALTERS, former Colombian attorney general Gustavo DEGREIFF - offer differing opinions on drugs in Colombia.] The comeback of heroin and the overall easier access to drugs also noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with National Drug Policy director Lee Brown and former drug czar William Bennett. [BROWN - talks about President Clinton's approach to the war on drugs.] [BENNETT - criticizes the administration's approach to drugs, especially the views of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders; says Senator Joseph Biden views the administration's policy as a disaster.] [Often talking over each other, BROWN, BENNETT - bicker.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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