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Black Churches / Fires #613327

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 08, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Map shown of sites of fires at blacks churches in the South.

(White House: John Palmer) Order from President Clinton for a stepped-up investigation into the series of fires at black churches featured; scenes shown from a fire-bombed church in Columbia, Tennessee. [In radio address, CLINTON - comments on the fires linked to racial hostilities.] [Greeleyville, SC, Terrence MACKEY, Columbia, Tennessee, Reverend Alvin ANDERSON - comment on the arson fires.]

(Charlotte, North Carolina: Fredricka Whitfield) The Charlotte church fire last Thursday featured; scenes shown of the burned-out Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian Church. [Community relations committee Butch SIMMONS, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCRORY, Pastor Larry HILL - comment.]

Palmer, John;
Whitfield, Fredricka;
Williams, Brian

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