NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 18, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Keene, Texas: Douglas Kiker) "Dear Mr. Jesus," song about child abuse, featured and video shown. Child singer Sharon Batts mentioned. Response to song reported being sensational. Issue of child abuse reported being openly addressed in song. [WOMAN - says on air that song is touching.] [Child Welfare League of American spokesperson David LEIDERMAN - comments on emotional impact of song.] Texas Power Source Records reported thousands short of filling orders for record. [WOMAN - taking order over phone.] [SHARON and mother JAN - talk about instant success.] Profits of song reported going to Texas's Odyssey Harbor child abuse center; scenes shown.
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