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Medicine: Autism & Childhood Vaccine / Wakefield #944738

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 30, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(New York: Matt Lauer) The first interview held with Dr. Andrew Wakefield about his controversial theory linking autism to childhood vaccinations that has led to parents worldwide questioning vaccinations. [WAKEFIELD - says he knew there would be a controversy over his challenge about autism.] [MOTHER, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Paul OFFIT†- offer differing opinions on Wakefield's hypothesis.] [Former National Insts. of Health director Dr. Bernadine HEALY†- says the questions are not answered.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the story on "Dateline" noted.

Holt, Lester;
Lauer, Matt

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