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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: David Gregory) The debate over stem cell research in the presidential election examined; details given of President Bush’s decision to limit the use of federal funds for stem cell research to cell lines already in existence; results of a National Annenberg Election Survey cited. [First Lady Laura BUSH – downplays the usefulness of stem cells in curing Alzheimer’s disease.] [In 2001, BUSH – says he has an obligation to foster & encourage respect for life.] [July 29, Senator John KERRY – supports stem cell research.] [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Peter VAN ETTEN- notes how Bush’s limitation will set the field back.] [Democratic pollster Peter HART- says Democrats can talk to constituencies they usually lose on social issues.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Gregory, David
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