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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 1976
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(Studio) Washington, DC conts. wracked by scandals; most recent concerns sex. President Ford expresses self on subject at South Baptist Convention meeting Jimmy Carter belongs to this church, which is ntns. largest Protestant body. [FORD - notes responsibility of public officials for their conduct.] Film of Norfolk, Virginia, meeting shown. South Baptist Church characterized. Church president asks members to support presidential candidate who supports church's principles, but called no names.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Norfolk, Virginia) Church described. Carter mbrship. noted. Church believes US in trouble. [MAN - notes spiritual decay.] [WOMAN - calls it "turn against God."] [2nd MAN - says country superficial.] [2nd WOMAN - believes United States would be better if it trusted God.] [Baptist preacher Russell CLEARMAN - in sermon, says United States rots in sin.] Congregation sings. Reporter says old time religion spreads.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Brinkley, David;
Rowan, Ford

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