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Heston Health / Alzheimer's Disease #707654

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 2002
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) Surprising announcement that actor Charlton Heston has Alzheimer's disease featured; film clips shown. [Via videotape, HESTON - talks about his disease & how to react to him.] [As National Rifle Assn. president holding a rifle, HESTON - says "from my cold dead hands."] [NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPIERRE†- says gun owners will be motivated by Heston's courage.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Statement from Nancy Reagan quoted.

(New York: Ned Potter) The medical community's newest strategies for Alzheimer's disease examined; details given about how beta amyloids fog the brain. [Alzheimer's Assn. William THIES†- says four million people have Alzheimer's disease.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Rudolph TANZI†- outlines the path to dementia.]

Gibson, Charles;
Potter, Ned;
Serafin, Barry

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