CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
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(Studio) Geneva meeting of American and Sov church leaders noted; group said urging early approval of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II; details given. Global spending, as reported in series on arms report last week, stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Tampa, Florida) [Billy GRAHAM - gives sermon with regard to peace, arms race.] Graham's different view when supporting Pres Richard Nixon and Lyndon M. Johnson recalled Films shown. Oct 1968 European visit to Auschwitz said turning part for Graham; details given, film shown, courtesy Graham Crusade. [Billy GRAHAM - talks about change in evangelical community in US.] Jimmy Allen says Baptists in tune with peace movement] Arkansas convention of so Baptists noted. [So. Baptist Convention pres Jimmy ALLEN - says we're playing out scenario of destruction with regard to stkpiling. of weapons.] Resolutions calling for nuclear disarmament and support for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II passed by Louisville Baptist convention recalled. Possible reasons for church attitude changes outlined. [GRAHAM - comments with regard to Bible and disarmament; mentions Harry Truman.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
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