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School Shootings / Meridian, Mississippi / Television Prayer #186304

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of whether television contributes to an unstable environment and school shootings noted.

(Meridian, Mississippi: Peggy Wehmeyer) How WMDN-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, covers violence in the news examined; scenes shown of the "Keep the Faith" segment in which the television station ended its news broadcast with a prayer from local clergy. [WMDN-TV general manager Mark GROSSMAN - wonders if we are partly responsible; cites this opportunity for introspection.] [In the local cafe, WOMAN; Church of the Nazarene Pastor Charles JOHNSON - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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