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Black Church Fires / Enid, Oklahoma / Vulnerability #166910

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 13, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 33rd recent black church fire in the South noted.

(Enid, OK: Dean Reynolds) Fire at the First Missionary Baptist black church in Enid, OK, featured; scenes shown of the damaged building and of the people rallying together.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Invitation from President Clinton for southern governors to meet at the White House about what can be done about the fires reported. [CLINTON - comments.]

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The series of arson fires examined. [Saint Phillip AME Church Reverend Joseph DARBY - says the church buildings are vulnerable.] [Associate attorney general John SCHMIDT - comments.] South Carolina's launching of a drive-by "church watch," modelled after neighborhood watches, detailed. [Former FBI agent Clint VAN ZANDT - explains what law enforcement action needs to be taken.]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie;
Reynolds, Dean

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