From the May 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Broad-Range TV Approach

The campaign against alcoholism launched early this year by WNEW-TV, a New York City channel, stands as a record of wide-span effort on television. Over a period of seven weeks, the station ran four special programs, featured guests discussing alcoholism on its regular news programs, and ran countless public-service "spot" announcements on the subject.

The series opened with a one-hour program called "Are You an Alcoholic?" Three distinguished physicians, Dr. Andrew Abrahams, medical director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Alcoholism Treatment Program, Dr. Stanley E. Gitlow, clinical professor of medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Dr. LeClair Bissell, chief of the Smithers Alcoholism Treatment and Training Center of Roosevelt Hospital, presented their views. Two recovered alcoholics were also on the panel; others who identified themselves in the same manner rose to ask questions from the audience. Later programs focused on the drunk driver, the alcoholic in industry, and the teenaged drinker.

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