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Decision 1984 / Cuomo-O'Connor, Religion and Politics #538978

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 04, 1984
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(Studio) Apparent truce in conflict between New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Archbishop John J. O'Connor over pols. and abortion reported.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(DC) [CUOMO - feels religion belongs in pols.] His concern that President Reagan has managed to portray Republican party as more "Christian" noted. [January 30, 1984, REAGAN - attacks ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) criticism of his proclaiming 1983 the Yr. of the Bible.] [July 13, 1984, Geraldine FERRARO - disagrees with President's assessment of himself as good Christian.] [CUOMO - notes universal religions historically call for helping one another.] [People for the American Way spokesperson Tony PODESTA - opposes introduction religion into pols.] John F. Kennedy recalled.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

Chung, Connie;
McCarthy, Lee

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