ABC News: Drugs - A Plague Upon the Land (198z)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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In an ABC News Special Report, journalist Peter Jennings investigates America's drug problem and examines a variety of solutions to the social bane, including legalization and stiffer jail terms for drug peddlers. The film provides viewers with a firsthand look at the seedy side of drug dealing, as Jennings takes viewers to street corners, school lots, parks, and other places in large and small towns where illegal drugs are sold, and where gangs and guns are a part of the culture. Will the modern plague devour the potential of America's youth or will the affliction be controlled? Drugs: A Plague Upon the Land attempts to shed light on the situation.

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drugs, ABC-News, news