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Commentary (Intolerance and Violence) #294544

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Commentary concerns outbreak of violence against homeless in Santa Cruz, California; incidents noted coinciding with sales of "Trollbuster" t-shirts, patterned after "Ghostbusters" movie and reflecting local slang name for transients and street people. Attacker's rationale for setting transient afire reported Similar mindless acts of violence against gays noted. Planned Parenthood clinics, 1920's paranoia of Red Scare, anti-evolution crusades of religious fundamentalists, reemergence of Ku Klux Klan, 1950s McCarthyism recalled.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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