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Special Assignment (Cancer Discrimination) #92962

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Employers' discrimination against former cancer patients examined; Terry Igneri's situation cited as example Details given. [IGNERI - resents New York City police department's policy on former cancer patients.] Police department's refusal to discuss issue mentioned. [Cancer survivor Edith AINSBERG - regrets society's ignorance.] Efforts of org. Cancer Hopefuls United for Mutual Support (CHUMS) discussed. [Survivor "INGRID" notes company halted her promotions due to cancer.] [Survivor Zelda AINSBERG - describes being fired by university employer.] [American Cancer Society president Dr. Robert McKENNA - believes problem is due to society's ignorance about cancer.] Myths employers focus on listed on screen, discussed. [Zelda AINSBERG - feels President Reagan set good ex.] [CHUMS founder Dr. Sarah SPLAVER - agrees.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - cites ignorance factor.] Biaggi said proposing legislature to amend 1964 Civil Rights Act to include discrimination against cancer patients.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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