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Clinton Health / Surgery / The Ex-President #782757

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The medical background to former President Bill Clinton's need for followup surgery to his heart bypass operation last year reviewed; lung diagram shown. [New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Allan SCHWARTZ†- outlines Clinton's discomfort; states the surgery is not an emergency.] [With former President George Bush, CLINTON - says it's routine.] [President BUSH - says {his father} Bush & Clinton will play golf tomorrow.] The risks of this lung operation & Clinton's health & recovery since his September heart surgery discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The Clinton/Bush charity golf appearance to raise money for victims of the tsunami noted. Clinton's role as an ex-president examined; details given about his book deal. ["Washington Post" John HARRIS†- comments on the controversy swirling around Clinton when he first left office; notes Clinton wants to be a statesman while staying in politics.] [Kennedy School of Government David GERGEN - calls Clinton a provocative speaker.]

Brown, Aaron;
Gupta, Sanjay

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