CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 31, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Salem, Massachusetts) Scenes from "Three Sovereigns for Sarah" shown courtesy Night Owl Productions. Massachusetts's Salem witch hunt reviewed. [Salem Witch Museum spokesperson Patricia MacLEOD - notes role of mass hysteria in persecution of women.] Claims of modern day witches that persecution conts. examined. [Witches "GYPSY", "THERESE", "RICH." - defense witchcraft.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) noted classifying covens as tax-exempt religious orgs.; push by conservatives in Congress to deny that tax break to witches or satanists noted. [GYPSY - notes witches aren't satanists.] [THERESE - comments.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Barry LYNN - explains constitutional basis of opposition to Congress move.]
REPORTER: David Browning
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