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School Prayers #284068

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1982
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's campaign remarks on school prayers recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's support of constitutional amendment supporting school prayers examined. [REAGAN - claims religious beliefs are foundation of nation] Supreme Court decision and Louisiana school system's response noted. [STUDENTS - debate issue.] "CBS News-New York Times" public opinion poll results outlined on screen. [Pollster Richard WIRTHLIN - notes controversial issues.] [Baptist leader James DUNN - opposes amendment.] Lobbying campaign to defeat amendment noted begun. [Representative Don EDWARDS - comments.] Time factor in passage of such amendment considered.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Congress members noted attempting to limit powers of Supreme Court on issues of school prayers, busing and abortion. Attorney General William French Smith's stance on Supreme Court's power to rule on vol. prayer in public schools and on legislature curtailing power of federal courts to order school busing for desegregation rtpd.; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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