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Moonies / Lawsuit #250953

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1977
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(Studio) 5 followers of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and their parents in San Francisco court with regard to "Moonies" activities.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Background of Moon and Unification Church noted. 5 families from across United States petition court to allow legal deprogramming of children, though children over 21 years old. [Moon disciple Barbara UNDERWOOD - says parents' action has hurt her.] [Father Raymond UNDERWOOD - says they don't want control of daughter's affairs, but desire she should make choice free of movement influence.] Details of suits noted. [Moon disciple John HOVARD, Junior - says allegations of brainwashing unfounded.] [Father John HOVARD, Senior - says they won't restrict son from returning to church, if they can have him for 30 days.] Importance of court decision noted.
REPORTER: Harold Dow Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold

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