NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 1976
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(Studio) Reverend Sun Myung Moon and Unification Church to be featured. Controversy noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) Cult described. Mass marriage ceremony in Seoul, Korea, filmed; procedures cited. Moon's disciples solicit money 12 hrs. daily. Many Unification Churches exist. [SOLICITORS - raise funds.] [Former follower Ann GORPON - says more money raised than reported] Church is wealthy. Moon family lives on Tarrytown, New York, estate. Training center located at Barrytown, New York. [TEACHER - instructs class.] Followers told to follow Moon unquestioningly. [Church member Andy COMBS - speaks of joy found following Moon.] Film at Barrytown shown. Some charge brainwashing. [COMBS - describes enthusiasm.] [Former follower Michael EGART - calls experience excruciating.] History of United States movement cited. Followers chiefly youth. Film of Seoul, Korea, marriage ceremony shown.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
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