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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 26, 1978
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(Studio) Report on California homosexual rights referendum.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(California) Authorship of Proposition 6 by state Senator John Briggs noted; effects of referendum passage detailed. ["No on 6" committee spokesperson Sallie FISKE - says issue involves rights to privacy, holding jobs, free speech.] [BRIGGS - says homosexuality doesn't belong in classroom.] Media campaign versus Proposition 6 noted; situation of Healdsburg, California, homosexual teacher Larry Berner outlined. [BRIGGS - says issue is influence of children by homosexual teachers.] [BERNER - says homosexuals risking careers, relationships to confront lies and hatred.] Polls with regard to Proposition 6 cited.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Cronkite, Walter;
Petersen, Barry

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