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Eye on America (A Nation Divided: Doctor-Assisted Suicide) Part III #772205

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Findings of a "New York Times"/CBS poll on whether physician-assisted suicide should be allowed outlined on screen showing statistics for 2004 versus 1990.

(Portland: Bill Whitaker) Legal doctor-assisted suicide in the state of Oregon featured; details given of the complexities of the stances on both sides of the issue. [Daughter whose mother chose suicide, Julie McMURCHIE†- recalls her mother's pain & her decision to die.] [Cancer patient Miles EDWARDS†, Physicians for Compassionate Care Dr. Kenneth STEVENS†- oppose assisted suicide.] Outgoing Attorney General John Ashcroft's request that the Supreme Court review Oregon's law noted. [Compassion in Dying president Barbara Coombs LEE†- says one's own values should govern one's last days.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Tomorrow night's installment previewed.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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