NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 1980
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(Studio) Vernon Jordan, shot last May in Fort Wayne, IN, reported visited today by Senator Edward Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Fort Wayne, IN) Church of Our Christian Heritage, right-wing white extremist sect, reported under investigation in shooting of Vernon Jordan; group examined, films shown. Sect noted moving to current location in anticipation of war with blacks and Jews; federal authorities reported allegedly recing. information prior to Jordan's shooting that members of this sect were planning assassinations of blacks. Sect said once known as NationalEmancipation of Our White Seed; group member Duane Middleton reported suspect in Jordan shooting. [MIDDLETON - discusses situation.] Info. received by informants with regard to alleged assassination plans of Middleton and others outlined; FBI said having no evidence against Middleton nor pressing chgs.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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