ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Los Angeles, California) Controversy over Herbalife diet prods.' actual effectiveness and exploitive aspect of its pyramid sales structure examined; films shown. [Distributor Laurie TARTOL - gives testimonial for Herbalife.] [John TARTOL - notes their current monthly income from Herbalife distribution.] Herbalife's sales structure explained, illustrated on screen. [Mary Etta MOORE - recalls her negative experience as distributor.] Her suit against Herbalife noted [MOORE - wanted to believe company's line.] California suit against Herbalife discussed. [California deputy attorney general Al SHELDEN - explains purpose of suit.] Complaints about prod lodged with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) listed. [Founder and president Mark HUGHES - instructs distributors on handling complaints.] Catherine Tyson's death while using Herbalife said under investigation. [HUGHES - defs. company]
REPORTER: Judd Rose