TELEVISION: THE MYSTERY MAN WITH THE SMOKING GUN

AND WHAT WOULD THE FORBIDDEN SEGMENT OF 60 Minutes have contained? An interview with Jeffrey S. Wigand, a biochemist and endocrinologist who now teaches high school in Louisville, Kentucky. Between December 1988 and March 1993, Wigand worked at Brown & Williamson as a $300,000-a-year vice president whose work focused partly on attempts by B&W to develop nontoxic and fire-retardant cigarettes--a project that Wigand reportedly told CBS it never pursued in earnest.

According to the New York Daily News, the 60 Minutes transcript shows that Wigand charged that B&W abandoned its plans to develop a safer cigarette and altered documents to delete...

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