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Montana / Relig. Cult #328560

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Corwin Springs, MT: James Hattori) Residents of Paradise Valley, MT, reported attempting to prevent growth of new age religion cult in area; scenes shown. Cult leader Elizabeth Clair Prophet discussed; scenes shown of her construction site for fallout shelter. Arrest in Washington of church staff mbr. Vernon Hamilton for using phony identification to purchase arms reported [Park Cnty. commissioner Jim HUNT - comments on number of guns that Hamilton was buying for the group.] [PROPHET - denies church involvement in Hamilton's activities.] [Prophet's daughter Moira LEWIS - says organization is desperate.] [Neighbor Tim CAHILL - is afraid of group.] Federal prosecutors quoted with regard to investigation.

Hattori, James;
Schieffer, Bob

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