CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Mobile, Alabama) Ishmael Jaffree's challenge to Alabama school system's "moment of silence" as unconstitutional violation of court's earlier ruling on school prayer, currently before Supreme Court, examined; background to case reviewed. Films shown. [JAFFREE - objects to schools telling his children when to pray.] [NYU law school professor John SEXTON - considers "moment of silence" technique a euphemism for state's intrusion into religion.] [JAFFREE - notes children's inability to distinguish between prayer and meditation.] [Former Mobile, Alabama, school board president Dan ALEXANDER - considers "moment of silence" partial school prayer victory.] Implications of Supreme Court justices' remarks today considered.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Don Juhlin
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