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America Close Up (Child Abuse: Priest Molestation) #588832

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 29, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Financial burden of child molestation cases to the Roman Catholic church cited.

(Chicago: Mike Boettcher) The church and the problem of child abuse by priests featured; scenes shown from Chicago; details given of case of James Porter, now under indictment in Massachusetts. [Cardinal Joseph BERNARDIN - comments on the actions taken in Chicago.] [Church critic Jean MILLER - says the church protects its image.] [Author James BERRY - calls it a legal disaster and a tragedy for the church.] [Father Anthony PUCHINSKI, two PARISHIONERS - comment.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statistics on child molestation by priests in Chicago cited.

Boettcher, Mike;
Brokaw, Tom

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