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Cults / Dole Hearing #262365

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Focus of national attention on cults after Guyana incident noted. Unofficial Senate hearing on issue reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Protests outside hearing by members of Unification Church and chgs. that hearing threatens 1st amendment rights detailed. [Senator Robert DOLE - comments on need for government attention to problem.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) director Jeremiah GUTMAN - comments on 1st amendment rights.] [Manhattan College representative Rabbi Maurice DAVIS - compares cult activity to child molestation.] [Unification Church president Neil SALONEN - feels Unification movement and Sun Myung Moon have been smeared.] Complaints to Congress about cults since Jonestown massacre described.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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