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Johnson Health / AVM / Politics #847137

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 14, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The health of ailing Senator Tim Johnson featured; details given about his brain blood problems: an "arteriovenous malformation" & about his political background. [Yesterday, in radio conference call with reporters, JOHNSON -{with transcription on screen} falters over words.] [Providence Hospital neurologist Dr. David MOORE†- analyzes this kind of brain hemorrhage.] [Senator Harry REID - comments on Johnson's condition.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) The long-run impact of this medical event on Johnson's health & the prospects for his recovery discussed; diagrams shown of the brain with AVM vessels.

(Studio: Katie Couric) The possible impact of Johnson's condition on the balance of power in the Senate introduced.

(Washington: Gloria Borger) The Republicans' position on the Johnson situation & what happened to Senator Joseph Biden in 1988 noted.

Couric, Katie;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
LaPook, Jon;
Borger, Gloria

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