NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1979
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's reaffirmation of his stance on women and priesthood in Philadelphia speech noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) John Paul's conservatism with regard to church doctrine regarding celibacy, priest's renouncing vows, marriage, women in church, noted. [John PAUL - says priesthood is forever.]
REPORTER: John Palmer
(Des Moines, Iowa) Pope's stop at rural church in Iowa featured; films shown. [POPE - gives blessing.] His later Mass outside Des Moines noted, shown. Papal address quoted.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann
(Des Moines, Iowa) Various modes of transportation and distances traveled by various people examined. One family featured, noted all talking at same time.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee
(Studio) John Paul's next stop at Chicago announced; city said having world's 2nd largest Polish population.
REPORTER: David Brinkley