Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Dallas, Texas: Peggy Wehmeyer) The religious views of the paramilitary subculture, which sees itself as doing God's work against the evil federal government, featured; scenes shown of militia training; the social issues outlined. [Texas constitutional militia Ralph TURNER - states his views about society.] Their apocalyptic vision explained; scenes shown of the burning Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, which has become a focal point for the sociopolitical beliefs of the militias. [Institution for the Study of American Religion Gordon MELTON - links the groups to biblical fundamentalism.] [Paramilitary hero Bo GRITZ - quotes the Bible about The Beast.]
- Jennings, Peter;
- Wehmeyer, Peggy
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.