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Tylenol Poisonings / Halloween #75169

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 29, 1982
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(Studio) Govt. reported beginning ntnwide. public awareness campaign due to Halloween wkend. and recent Tylenol poisonings.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) No. and types of reports of possible contamination received by FDA outlined on screen, discussed; sites where majority of incidents occurred illustrated on map. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) public service announcement shown. [FDA commissioner Dr. Arthur HAYES - warns would-be tamperers.] Hayes' advice to parents of trick-or-treaters outlined.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(NYC) [PEOPLE - discuss Halloween prospects.] States in which candy tampering is being investigated listed on screen; Demoral capsule said found in brownie in New Hampshire. [New Jersey Governor Thomas KEAN - outlines new law against tampering.] Dudley, Massachusetts, noted spearheading ban of trick-or-treating; details given of preventive measures taken throughout country [WOMAN - would like Halloween stopped.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Ari KIEV - warns against overreacting.]
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Martin, John;
Robinson, Max;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:04:40

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