NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 16, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Kur) Secret negotiations between tobacco companies Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds, anti-tobacco activists and state attorneys general to reach a settlement outlined; details given of the terms being discussed about advertising, marketing, payment for smoking-related health care costs and the issue of regulatory power over cigarette contents. [Mississippi attorney general Michael MOORE, Harvard scholar Laurence TRIBE, Senator Paul WELLSTONE- comment on various aspects of the negotiations.] [Anti- tobacco lawyer Stanley ROSENBLATT - says secret deals mean the public is still getting screwed.] Tobacco stock movement noted.
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