CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 06, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Louisville, Kentucky: Elizabeth Kaledin) The story of medical pioneer Tom Christerson, the only person to survive over a year with a mechanical heart, presented; details given about the experimental nature of the device, the abiocor; diagram shown of how the abiocor works. [Son Ken CHRISTERSON- says the operation was the only option.] [Jewish Hospital heart surgeons Dr. Robert DOWLING, Dr. Laman GRAY- comment on Christerson and the surgery.]
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