ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Ntnwide. controversy over setting up of Christmas displays on public property reported; scenes shown from Charlottesville, Virginia. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Susie POST - mentions separation of church and state.] Christmas and Hannukah displays in Chicago, Illinois, shown. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Richard FOLTIN - comments.] Nativity scene and disclaimer in Lexington, Kentucky, shown. Supreme Court decision in 1983 allowing Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Christmas display recalled. [Father Robert DRINAN - criticizes court decision on creche.] President Reagan's administration reported calling on Supreme Court to allow religion displays in celebration of Christmas. [Ex-solicitor general Rex LEE - says government can constitutionally recognize creches.] Upcoming Supreme Court case involving display in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, previewed.
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