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Guyana / Criticism of US #255632

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 24, 1978
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(Studio) Criticism of US, especially State Department, with regard to Guyana incident noted. State Department, Justice Department reactions noted. Issues said involving separation of church and state.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Justice Department refusal to investigate religious cults noted. Leo Ryan and Robert Giaimo request that Justice Department check complaints re: practices of religious cults. Reaction of Justice Department with regard to wording of kidnap law quoted on screen. Richard Thornburgh quoted with regard to violation of constitutional freedoms. [THORNBURGH - says caution in such cases necessary due to Bill of Rights.] FBI to investigate Ryan death, report says, but absence of plans for such investigation of Temple in San Francisco noted. Cases FBI has investigated cited.
REPORTER: Jim McManus (KDKA-TV newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter

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