Event Date(s): 04/02/2000 | Description: (Repeat broadcast of MNBC-WM-20000401-0003.) 09:00:00 MSNBC Weekend Magazine anchored by Stone Phillips. 09:00:05 Preview of upcoming videos. 09:04:45 Phillips introduces the next clip. 09:05:08 NBC News correspondent Chris Hansen reports on a Dateline NBC package titled"Fair Game?" In the rugged back country of Montana, hunter Dave Stalling (in silhouette) blows into a horn. Panning shot of mountain range seen. Low angle shot of the rays shining through tree branches seen. Beauty shot of the wilderness seen. Low shot of trees seen. Low angle shot of Stalling climbing over rocks seen. Hand-held shot of Stalling walking in wooded area seen. Stalling carries his bow and arrows. Stalling stands on the rocks and looks over the cliff. Aerial of elks running on snow-covered ground seen. In part vo and in outdoor interview Stalling says that fair chase hunting is the pursuit of wild animals in their native haunts and habitat. Stalling and Chris Hansen walk outdoors in wooded area. Elks seen. Hansen and Stalling walk outdoors. Hidden camera video clip of a hunter carrying a rifle and stalking game seen. Man kneels and fires rifle. Dead animal lying on the ground seen. Man walks over to the animal and moves the animal's head with his foot. Hunter (face hidden) kneels next to animal and lifts the animal's head. Hidden camera video clip of man (face unseen) unlocking a gate and of man (face unseen) driving golf cart along the fence seen. In a video clip (shot by the Humane Society of the United States), a hunter walks towards a group of animals at a commercial hunting farm in Pennsylvania. The hunter kneels and aims his bow and arrow. Man releases the arrow. Clip the Corsican ram being struck on the side seen. Hunter aims and fires an arrow at the ram. The ram, with an arrow in its side and leg, tries to flee. Panning shot from the hunter (standing 20 feet away from the ram) to the ram quivering next to a fence seen. Zooming shot to the ram and an arrow striking the ram seen. The ram lies on the ground with arrows sticking out of its body. Shot of the ram fades to black (gunshot heard in background). Shot of the ram lying on the ground seen. In outdoor interview biologist Jim Posewitz (ph), who has worked for 32 years for the Montana Department of Fish and Wildlife, says that the videotape is without redeeming virtue other then the fact that they finally shot the animal showed one moment of mercy at the end. Hansen and Posewitz look at the monitor and watch the tape of the ram being hunted. In interview Posewitz, an avid hunter who founded Orion, the hunters institute, says that you have to have empathy for every animal that shares this earth with us, says that's what this whole experience of life is all about. Hansen and Posewitz walk outdoors near body of water. Insert graphics of"Orion" and"The Hunter's Fire" newsletters seen. Hansen and Posewitz walk outdoors. Posewitz says that commercial hunting is not ethical hunting, says that it's hunting at all, but a pretty pathetic display of how to kill a living thing. Graphic map of the United States highlighting 20 states where it is legal to hunt native and exotic game on commercial hunting ranches seen. Insert graphics of commercial hunting brochures seen. Graphic excerpt"no-kill, no-pay basis" seen. Insert graphics of a list of animals seen. Hansen reports outdoors on camera. Insert graphics of hunting brochures over graphic map of the United States (highlighting New York, Oklahoma and Iowa) seen. Hidden camera video clip of two"Dateline NBC" producers walking outdoors in wooded area at the Cold Brook Hunts in Homer, New York seen. The Dateline producer holds rifle and looks through the scope. Cold Brook Hunts facility seen. Insert graphic of Cold Brook Hunts price list seen. Shots of Corsican rams walking in wooded area seen. Wide shot of snow-covered mountain and animals running on the snow-covered ground seen. Long shot of a herd of animals walking on snow-covered terrain seen. Man leans on a railing and fires weapon during practice. Hidden camera video of guide pointing to deer inside a breeding pen seen. Rear shot of the guide and man walking along fence seen. Hidden camera video clip of the guide telling the Dateline producer that the rams will be near a particular fence seen. Long shot of the rams huddled in trees near the fence seen. The Dateline producer kneels, aims and fires rifle. Hidden camera video clips of the guide and the Dateline producer following the rams, of the rams walking near the fence, of the Dateline producer firing the rifle, and of the rams running away seen. The guide tells the man to whack the ram. Two rams walk in wooded area. Rear shot of the guide and the Dateline producer walking along dirt path seen. Hansen and Posewitz look at the monitor. In interview Posewitz says that the rams have been conditioned to being accepting humans as a source of food, sustenance, care and nurturing, and says that they were hunting in something not very far removed from a zoo. Rolling shot of mountain range in Oklahoma seen. Mural on side of building in Tishomingo, Oklahoma seen. Rear shot of pickup driving on dirt road in the River Bottom Guide Service seen. Hidden camera video clip of Corsican rams grazing seen. Hidden camera video of the guide saying that the hunter has to make sure that there's no other rams standing behind the one he's shooting at, says that they don't want one bullet killing two or three rams. Hand holds rifle, chambers a round ands the rifle to the Dateline producer. The two men walk along a fence and walk up a hill. Super of radio transcript"Okay, I found a group of about six or eight rams up here. I'll come get ya'". seen over hidden camera video clip of a guide and the Dateline producer. Camera pulls back on group of rams grazing along a fence and widens to the Dateline producer watching the rams from a distance seen. Dateline producer fires rifle and misses the rams on purpose. Rear shotof producer sitting 35 yards away from a group of rams seen. In outdoor interview Posewitz says that you can't have fair chase with animals that are habituated to people, says that the animals are no longer wild and that the cage door has been closed. Posewitz stands outdoors and pans the area with his arm. Posewitz walks outdoors in wooded area. Hidden camera video clip of the producer standing outdoors with a guide seen. Deer seen. Posewitz says that hunters don't hunt animals when there's no chance escape, says that they don't hunt them when the animals are at a horrible disadvantage and says that they don't lure the animals in a place and then kill them. Hidden camera video clip of the Dateline producer walking outdoors with a guide at the Cold Brook Hunts facility in Homer, New York seen. Hidden camera video clips of chairs set up behind a woodpile, and of old corncobs scattered in front of the woodpile seen. At the River Bottom Guide Service, rear shot of the producer and guide walking outdoors seen. Camera pulls back on a shelter in wooded area seen. Newly planted crops seen. Low angle shot of the guide seen. Clear path seen in wooded area. In Pine Ridge Hunting near Bloomfield, Iowa, panning shot of fenced wooded area seen. Elks seen. Hidden camera video clip of animals behind fence seen. Supered conversation between owner Rick Grooms (ph) and Dateline producer seen. Hidden camera video clip of gulf cart driving through open gate seen. Elk seen walking in wooded area. Point of view shot of guide walking outdoors in wooded area seen. Supered conversation over hidden camera video clips of guide walking outdoors seen. In outdoor interview with Hansen, Posewitz says that he thinks that the was probably telling the truth regarding the animals being able to recognize him, says that it's just that his values are different, says that the animals are the owner's domestic animals, they know him and that he's willing to sell one of them to you if you have enough money. Hidden camera video clip of Grooms walking in wooded area seen. Super of conversation between Grooms and Dateline producer over hidden camera video clip of Grooms walking outdoors in wooded area seen. Elks seen. Hansen reports outdoors on camera. In interview Exotic Wild Life Association director Ike Sugg (ph) says that the future of our industry is contingent on people conducting themselves in a proper manner. Sugg sits in driver's seat and drives vehicle. Sugg's reflection in rearview mirror seen. Panning shot from street to Sugg sitting behind steering wheel seen. In interview Sugg says that the idea that anything behind enclosure is canned or unethical is false. Sugg says that he doesn't think that there's a difference between hunting at a commercial ranch and hunting in the wilderness. Human Society of the United States video clips of a ram, with arrows in its body, collapsing near a fence seen. Clip of a hunter firing rifle seen. Panning shot of fenced-in area at a hunting facility seen. In interview with Hansen, Sugg says that you could have a fair chase, ethical hunt on 100 acres or less, says that it's not a function of size, but function of cover, and says that he defies someone to come with him to an area say 50 acres or 100 acres of dense congested brush, and tell him that the animals in there are canned. Hansen hikes wooded area with Stalling and unidentified man. Stalling points and says that there are no fences here, this is wild land and it's public lands. Close up of an elk seen. In vo, Stalling says that these animals are truly wild, in tune to their environment and truly free to go and range where they want to go or need to go and says that there's a lot of country out there and it's kind of a mystery sometimes where the animals are. A deer walks on snow-covered terrain. Panning shot of mountain range seen. 09:22:02 Phillips introduces the next clip. 09:22:14 NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot reports on a Dateline NBC package titled"The Chill Pill." (Original segment aired on 1998-05-19, editorial ID NY-19980519-0001) Various shots of heavy traffic in New York City seen. Infant crying in car seen. Worker drilling pavement in New York City seen. Dentist drilling in patient's mouth seen. Overhead shot of traders on selling floor of the New York Stock Exchange seen. Long shot of island in the Pacific seen. Pacific islanders singing and playing guitars seen. Pacific islander preparing Kava drink (ground from the root of the Kava plant and used to bring feeling of calm) seen. Pacific islander holding up cup of Kava during ritual ceremony seen. Various shots of Pacific islanders drinking cups of Kava seen. Black and white stills of First Lady Hillary Clinton holding cup of Kava and Pope John Paul II drinking cup of Kava seen. Close up, panning up shot of bottle of Kava Kava Root capsules seen. Person takes jar of Kava root from shelf and scoops some out. In interview president and CEO of Natrol Incorporated Elliott Balbert (PH) says he thinks Kavatrol is going to be one of the leading herbal supplements in the United States. Boxes of Natrol Inc. products seen as shot pans to boxes on shelves in Natrol warehouse. Natrol Inc. employee dumping Kavatrol capsules out of box and close up of Kavatrol capsules moving down chute seen as in vo and interview Balbert says what they hope people get out of Kavatrol is to help them get through the negative stresses of their daily life and be a happier person because of it. Close up of bottles of Natrol's St. John's Wort seen. Close up of other brands of St. John's Wort seen. Kava, in it's powdered form, seen in scoop. Bottles of Natrol's Kavatrol move on conveyor. Balbert says there's good stress and bad stress and adds they're addressing the bad stress. In interview psychiatrist Dr. Michael Smith (studies herbs effects on the brain) says it looks as though the Kava may work through a number of different neurotransmitters in the brain. Dr. Smith seen reading at his desk. Close up of bowl Pacific islanders use to prepare Kava drink seen. Dr. Smith says when you combine herbal medications with prescribed medications you're going to see drug interactions. Man preparing Kava drink during ritual ceremony in a Pacific island seen. Dr. Bob Arnot reports on camera from pharmacy as he holds up bottles of Xanax and Valium (anti-anxiety drugs). Dr. Smith says patients would rather have a cure so they're more likely to combine therapies. Tommy Burke walks up to his house, takes the mail out of mailbox and enters house as in vo and interview he says he had been interested in finding a herbal alternative with less side effects because he was health concious. Extreme close up of Burke's prescription bottle of Xanax seen. Burke enters bathroom and opens medicine cabinet and takes out prescription bottle. Burke says he thought he could ease his way out of taking Xanax by incorporating it with Kava so he could be more naturally calmed. Burke recalls time his mother called to him and he was just sitting there with his eyes open and she couldn't get a response from him. Doors to emergency room opening seen. Blurry shot of intravenous bag and medical monitor in hospital seen. Close up of electrocardiogram machine seen. Burke says the doctors told him he was completely sedated (from taking combination of Xanax and Kava). Burke walks outdoors. Insert of report from medical journal titled"Annals Of Internal Medicine" with highlighted excerpts"coma from the health food store" seen. Close up panning shot of bottles of Kava root capsules seen. Dr. Smith walks down hallway. In interview he comments on the dangers of Kava. Kava capsules move on conveyor. Machine placing cotton inside bottles of Kava capsules seen. Bottles of Natrol's Kavatrol capsules moving on conveyor seen. Balbert says you can see the potential this substance has. Slow-motion clip of Kava capsules being dispensed on table and panning shot of Kava capsules seen.