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School Prayer / Senate #295951

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Senator rejection of President Reagan's constitutional amendment allowing prayer in public schools examined. [Christian Voice director Colonel DONER - equates God's "removal" from public schools with nation's ills.] [Rev. Jerry FALWELL - lobbies for amendment.] Presence for vote of Gary Hart mentioned, shown; Senator chaplain, Senator Howard Baker quoted. Final vote listed on screen. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - praises outcome.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - accuses Reagan of exploiting religion for pols.] [Coalition for Traditional Values spokesperson Tim LaHAYE - will continue fight.] [Reverend Chas. BERGSTROM - denies opposing Senators will burn in hell.] Reagan's reaction outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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