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French Connection #65983

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1980
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(Studio) "French Connection" movies recalled based on reality.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Scenes from "French Connection" with Gene Hackman shown courtesy Twentieth Century-Fox; basis of movie recalled. Establishment of new drug routes since then examined; map shown. Arrest of 3 men, allegedly ringleaders and formerly involved in original French connection, announced; details given. [Former addict Joe FANTASIA - notes ease with which heroin is purchased.] NYC's drug problem outlined. [Prosecutor Sterling JOHNSON - comments on size of illegal drug industry]
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

(Studio) Further coverage of drug problems in United States announced for tonight's edition of "Nightline".
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Greenwood, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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