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Organized Religion / Campaign 1976 / Bicentennial #247348

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 01, 1976
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(Studio) Polls show trend against organized religion is bottoming out. Old-time religion being revived.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Org. religion makes comback. 40% Americans attend religious services weekly Parking lot service in North Andover, Massachusetts, featured. South Baptist students sing, spread Word. [YOUTHS - speak of evangelistic efforts.] Pledge of allegiance to Christian flag given. Bible schools attract Roman Catholic children. [Judson Memorial Baptist Church Pastor Ray ALLEN - tells of church growth.] [Marie MORIARITY - tells why she, a Catholic, brought her children to Baptist Bible school.] [MAN - prays.] Success of evangelicals described. Jimmy Carter's mbrship. in South Baptist Church noted. [Theologian author Michael NOVAK - notes religious effect of Carter campaign.] [Jimmy CARTER - speaks of church going.] [CONGREGATION - sings.] Bicentennial as factor in return to religion noted. [NOVAK - speaks of gathering strength from past.] Church said most trusted of American institutions. [CHOIR - sings "America the Beautiful."]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Schieffer, Bob;
Shepard, Gary

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