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1. Various photos of C. Everett Koop

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

C. EVERETT KOOP -- THE FORMER SURGEON GENERAL WHO ONCE DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS "THE HEALTH CONSCIENCE OF THE COUNTRY -- HAS DIED IN HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

KOOP USED HIS POSITION AS THE SURGEON GENERAL AS A BULLY PULPIT FOR SEVEN YEARS DURING THE REAGAN AND FIRST BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS -- EVEN THOUGH THE POST HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN LOW-PROFILE.

AS AN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN -- HE SHOCKED HIS CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS WHEN HE ENDORSED CONDOMS AND SEX EDUCATION TO STOP THE SPREAD OF AIDS.

A FORMER PIPE SMOKER -- HE ALSO CARRIED OUT A CRUSADE TO END SMOKING IN THE U.S. -- HOPING TO END IT BY 2000.

AND HE SAID CIGARETTES WERE AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN AND TOBACCO.

OUT OF OFFICE, HE SWITCHED TO BUSINESS SUITS AND BOW TIES BUT CONTINUED TO PROMOTE PUBLIC HEALTH CAUSES, FROM PREVENTING CHILDHOOD ACCIDENTS TO BETTER TRAINING FOR DOCTORS.

C. EVERETT KOOP WAS 96.

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