CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 18, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Beverly Hills, California: Jerry Bowen) Designer jackets by Tony Alamo reported popular items this shopping seasons; details given of allegations that Alamo is fugitive from law and child abuser. [Jewish Federal Commission on Cults spokesperson Rachel ANDRES - comments on Alamo.] Alamo's cult communes in Tennessee, Arkansas and California discussed. [Ex-wife Elizabeth ALAMO, ex-follower Carey MILLER - describe Alamo's personality.] [Son Justin MILLER - says he was beaten until he bled under Alamo's order.] Police reported discovering sewing room in Alamo's California meeting place; photos shown of jackets that have now been pulled from racks of most department stores. Audio of Alamo's words to ex-wife on talk show broadcast played. Alamo Christian Fndn. statement quoted. [Ex-follower Maria ASQUI - says she hasn't seen her son since they were evicted from commune.] [Sales REP. - says controversy makes jackets more popular.]
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