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Cults / Dole Hearing #503112

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 05, 1979
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(Studio) Senator Robert Dole's troubles in attempting to hold hearing on cults in American detailed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Constitutionality question involved in Congmen. holding hearing on cults noted. Demonstrations by Unification Church members reported Committee mbrs.' response to chgs. stated. Representative Hamilton Fish said to have daughter who is member of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church. Testimony of congress investigator and church spokesperson mentioned. [Congress investigator Bob BOETCHER - describes Moon's business holdings. Calls Moon menace.] [Unification Church president Neil SALONEN - asks Dole to allow church to be chgd. through Justice Department if it has done wrong.] Testimony of Jackie Speier, who was aide to slain Representative Leo Ryan and is survivor of attack in Guyana, reported [SPEIER - comments on dangers of cults and cautions against witch-hunt.] possible recommendations of committee to other congress cmtes. cited.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Brinkley, David;
Mitchell, Andrea

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