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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Opening of Senator debate on prayer in public schools examined; House of Representatives television camera mentioned not indicating near emptiness of chambers when televising House chaplain opening session with prayer. Senator chaplain's prayer outlined; emotionalism of issue compared with that of Panama Canal treaty. [Friday, President REAGAN - supports prayer in schools.] [George McGOVERN - notes Reagan's election-yr. support of prayer in schools but absence from church.] Proposals before Senator in issue listed on screen, discussed; focus of opposition explained. [Senator Howard BAKER - will work to prohibit prayer being prescribed by anyone.] [Senator Lowell WEICKER - explains his opposition to amendment.] [Representative James WRIGHT - is convinced God is neither Democrat nor Republican]
REPORTER: Phil Jones
- Jones, Phil;
- Rather, Dan
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