Geraldo Rivera Drug War Report This Weekend (6/20)

Geraldo Rivera Drug War Report This Weekend (6/20)
Posted by FoM on June 18, 1999 at 11:27:56 PT
DRC Net's Weekly Update
Source: DRC Net
An NBC News report with Geraldo Rivera, "Drug Bust, the Longest War," will air this Sunday, June 20, 8:00-9:00pm EST. Among the authorities consulted for the report was Eric Sterling, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, a member of DRCNet's advisory board.
Readers who saw the PBS special "Snitch" may remember Eric's devastating account of the political frenzy in which mandatory minimum drug sentences were enacted 13 years ago. Rivera examines the drug war in Mexico, at our border, in our nation's prisons, and on the treatment front. The following is NBC's press release: DRUG BUST, THE LONGEST WAR' ON SUNDAY, JUNE 20 Rivera's Hour-Long Special Examines America's War on Drugs NEW YORK, NY, June 16, 1999 -- A war is being waged at this very moment in the United States -- a war the White House declared 31 years ago. The "War on Drugs" has cost hundreds of billions, yet 4 million Americans are addicted today; hundreds of thousands are in prison and many drugs are cheaper and more accessible than ever. On Sunday, June 20 (8-9:00 p.m., ET), NBC News presents "Drug Bust, The Longest War," an hour-long special reported by Geraldo Rivera, that explores the war on drugs. In numbers and through the lives of those addicted, the special examines how we're fighting the war and asks the question: have we in fact already lost the war -- and is this a national policy heading nowhere? "Drug Bust" investigates why drugs continue to flow into the US at an alarming rate, our government's precarious partnership with Mexico and why addicts seeking treatment often end up incarcerated. Click the link a the top of the page to read all of:DRC Net's Weekly Update!
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Comment #2 posted by luis boffill on March 24, 2001 at 17:25:22 PT:
drug report
I'm very interested to get a video copy of the program about the drug war that was show on the Geraldo Rivera's show several months ago.Please advise me.Thank you.
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Comment #1 posted by Cathy Moriarty on November 05, 2000 at 15:23:39 PT:
a video copy of this broadcast
Is there anyway I can get a video copy of this broadcast? I am a drug and alcohol counselor in a small town in Utah call Brigham City. The population here is about 10,000 and most of the adolescents I work with are in treatment because they are court ordered. The drug of choice for most of them is pot. I would like to show this video to these kids. Thank you! Cathy Moriarty, Recovery Counseling Center, 416 East 850 South, Suite 218, Brigham City, Utah 84302.
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