NBC Evening News for Friday, May 24, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Oakland, California) Growing number of child preachers examined; films shown. [Reedy MOORE - preaches; discusses his career.] [William CARRIE - preaches.] [Reverend Dennis MEREDITH - feels child preachers don't understand commitment involved in being minister.] [CARRIE - describes message from God.] [Carrie's MOTHER - quotes Bible.] Econ. and soc. crisis in section of Oakland producing most child ministers outlined. [Charles PARKER - notes his motivation to the ministry.] [James BALDWIN - recalls his experiences as child preacher; considers emotional impact of teenage ministers.]
REPORTER: Noah Nelson
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