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School Prayer / Senate #536044

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan's constitutional amendment allowing prayer in public schools reported defeated in Senate today.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Senator debate and final vote examined; arguments of Senators Lowell Weicker, Howard Baker quoted. Lobbying by evangelical Christians, Moral Majority's Jerry Falwell and President Reagan described, shown. Reagan's reaction to Senator defeat quoted. [WEICKER, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Barry LYNN - consider Constitution victorious; believe vote illustrates religious freedom.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - will continue fight for amendment.] campaign. benefits of issue to Reagan mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Abernethy Artist: Arthur Lien

Abernethy, Bob;
Brokaw, Tom

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