History of Heroin

The 1972 documentary The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness traces the history of opium and the development of heroin. The film… read more

The 1972 documentary The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness traces the history of opium and the development of heroin. The film describes how organized crime transports the drug to the United States, depicts the problems of heroin addiction, and relates the history of government strategies for combating the problem. The film was narrated by actor Paul Newman, and was sponsored by George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health. The film was followed by a February 2014 C-SPAN Washington Journal clip in which USA Today correspondent Donna Leinwand Leger talked about heroin abuse. close

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History of Heroin

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Program ID:
318200-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 16, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 1, 2014

Airing Details

  • Mar 16, 2014 | 5:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2014 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2014 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2014 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2014 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 22, 2014 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 30, 2014 | 5:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 27, 2014 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2014 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 5:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3