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Law / Schiavo Case / Medical Condition #783983

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Mark Strassmann) The continuing legal battle over the fate of Terri Schiavo, who is in a persistent vegetative state, featured; details given about the court hearing before federal Judge James Whittemore††; arguments from Schiavo’s parents’ attorney David Gibbs† quoted; scenes shown of demonstrations and from the special session of the House, where emergency legislation was passed. [Husband Michael SCHIAVO†- says it’s a sad day for every person in the US.] [In Tucson, President BUSH – says it is wise to err on the side of life.] [Father Bob SCHINDLER†- praises Bush.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Elizabeth Kaledin) A reality check on Schiavo’s medical condition presented; details given of the confusion over Terri’s signs of consciousness. [New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Dr. Joseph FINS†- says Schiavo has no awareness; states the political system is treating her inhumanely.] [New Jersey Neuroscience Institute Joseph GIACINO†- says many reflex behaviors mimic conscious behaviors.] Senator William Frist’s diagnosis that Schiavo is not in a vegetative state based on home video discussed.

Schieffer, Bob;
Strassmann, Mark;
Kaledin, Elizabeth

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