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West Virginia / Hare Krishnas #307634

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New Vrindaban, West Virginia: Richard Schlesinger) Allegations of murder and extortion linked to power struggle within Hare Krishna sect examined; details given, scenes shown. [Former KRISHNA - cites sect's violence.] Cult's history reviewed. Witnesses' claim that Krishna member Thomas Drescher murdered Charles Saint Denis and Steven Bryant discussed. [DRESCHER - comments.] Bryant said allegedly murdered in Los Angeles last May for criticizing Swami Kirtananda Bhaktipada. [BHAKTIPADA - denies chgs.] [Former KRISHNAS - describes threats to them.] [BHAKTIPADA - comments.] Focus of investigation outlined.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard
Duration:
00:04:00

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