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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 25, 1978
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(Studio) Purchase of guns and ammunition by Synanon, drug and alcohol rehabilitation agency, said causing alarm.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Target practice filmed. Heavy security around Synanon founder, Chuck Dederich, reported Film shown. [DEDERICH - charges media people put him and family in position of real danger.] "Time" magazine labeling of Synanon "kookie cult" noted. Practices of abortions and vasectomies among Synanon residents reported by magazine. Divorces among Dederich followers noted. Film of various Synanon activities shown. Worth given. Guns and ammunition said by Synanon necessary for private security force. Local officials to review matter.
REPORTER: Connie Chung (KNXT)

Chung, Connie;
Cronkite, Walter

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