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North Carolina / Senate Race #534207

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 03, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Greensboro, North Carolina) Role of religion and race issues in North Carolina Senator contest between incumbent Jesse Helms and challenger Governor James Hunt examined; films shown. [Cnty. Democrat chairperson Wally HARRELSON - notes extreme reactions to Helms.] State's evangelical Christians' support for Helms considered. [HELMS - attacks those who oppose school prayer.] Moral Majority's voter registration drive at area churches mentioned. [Roberta FLACK - sings at concert for Hunt.] Black community's perception of Helms, who opposed making Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday a national holiday, discussed. [HELMS - accuses Hunt of introduction racism in campaign by bringing Jesse Jackson to North Carolina.] [HUNT - responds.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John
Duration:
00:03:20

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