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Krishna Santas #244201

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1976
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(Studio) In several cities, Christmastime fund-raising by religious group causes confusion to adults and children with regard to identity of Santa Claus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on confusion in New York City between Santas of Volunteers of American and those of International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Hindu organization [Volunteers of American SANTA - says people ask him if Krishnas are part of Vols. group.] Vols. will lose money in help for needy. [Vols. spokesperson Colonel Don SCHWARTZ - notes problems lack of income will cause group.] Destination of Krishna money is food relief in Bangladesh, but most for group's own publications. [Hare Krishna organization spokesperson ROMAPADA - cites reasons why group doesn't feel there's deception.] [MAN - says if he'd known Santa was Krishna he wouldn't have donated.] Krishna have pledged better identification to help stop confusion.
REPORTER: Christopher Glen

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Glen, Christopher
Duration:
00:02:10

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