NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1977
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(Studio) 3rd part of series on evangelicals presented.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Film of Roman persecution of Christians shown, from movie product by Dr. Francis Schaeffer. [SCHAEFFER - speaks of Christian responsibility.] Rock music hymn-sing shown; called Gospel Concerts. Jimmy Carter credited with making born-again movement respectable. [CARTER - speaks of Christianity.] Media said to have learned of evangelical movement from Carter. [CARTER - speaks of faith.] Success said to go deep in movement Unbeaten Dallas Cowboys, professional football team, cited. Born-again coach, Tom Landry, cited. [Voice of LANDRY - explains success rationale.] Tom Landry comic book quoted. "Pent house" studies evangelicals. [Publisher Bob GUCCIONE - calls religion a fundamental issue.] Film of evangelical seminar sponsored by "Pent house" shown. [Roy ROGERS and Dale EVANS - sing of Jesus.] Film of black man walking past camera shown. Some resist movement Live in worst part of Washington, DC ghetto; find homes for evicted; do other good works. [TUTOR - trains child.] Publication "Sojourner's" challenges wealth, power, and comfort. [Editor "Sojourner's" Jim WALLIS - speaks of risk of Gospel.] Conflict of suffering and success noted. 1/3 nation said to have turned to simple faith in Jesus Christ.
REPORTER: John Hart