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Health Care Reform / Obama / Protests #952229

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(White House: Chip Reid) The anger over health care reform updated; scenes shown of President Obama’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire, the protests outside, disruptions at meetings held by Senators Arlen Specter and Claire McCaskill; details given of White House efforts to regain control of the debate. [OBAMA – speaks of scare tactics; speaks against meddling.] [SPECTER, McCASKILL – address the protestors.] [Political analyst John DICKERSON†- comments on confusion stemming from Obama’s ceding of control to Congress.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) Concern over end-of-life provisions in the health care bill featured; details given about the plan for “advance care planning consultation.” [At Specter’s meeting, WOMAN – says a 74-year-old man with cancer will be written off.] [SPECTER – says it’s a vicious rumor.] [In radio interview, of former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCAUGHEY†- claims there will be mandatory counseling sessions on how to end life sooner.] [ Brooks JACKSON†- explains what the bill says.] The findings of a Harvard study on end-of-life counseling noted.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Attkisson, Sharyl

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