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In Depth (Mad Cow Scare) #744910

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 26, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: James Hattori) The investigation into the mad cow disease case featured; details given of calls for more rigorous testing of animals. [USDA chief veterinarian Ron DeHAVEN†- comments on the quarantine of the calves from the infected cow.] [U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Dean CULVER†- comments on increasing testing of slaughter animals.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The impact on America’s ranchers examined; details given about the drop in cattle prices at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; economic effects of the disease on Britain and Canada outlined. [Rancher Jim ANDERSON – comments on the potential devastation to the industry.] [Livestock analyst Chuck LEVITT†, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. Gregg DOUD†- comment on the economic impact.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush’s vow to continue to eat beef noted.

Williams, Brian;
Hattori, James;
Tibbles, Kevin

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