ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Partnership between fundamentalist preachers and conservative pols. noted nothing new in United States history. [1934, Father Charles COUGHLIN - comments on Franklin Roosevelt.] [Billy SUNDAY - campaigns. for prohibition.] [Christians for Reagan spokesperson Colonel DONER - says fundamentalists will elect Reagan.] Senators and Representatives singled out by right-wing religious orgs. as targets for replacement listed on screen; evangelicals noted claiming House and/or Senator victories in Alabama, AK, New York, Iowa this year Jerry Falwell's credibility problem, stemming from fictitious account of meeting with President Carter, noted. [White House religious affairs liaison Reverend Robert MADDOX - recalls Falwell's lie about homosexuals on President's senior staff.] [FALWELL - comments.] [DONER - tells elaborated version of Falwell's account of meeting] [MADDOX - comments.] Evangelical right noted apparently believing Falwell; political implications considered.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten
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