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A Closer Look (Religion on the Road) #714813

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 20, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings; Washington: Lisa Stark) The government pressure on auto manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency for SUVs discussed; scenes shown of a group of car makers meeting with religious leaders trying to persuade car buyers that purchasing more fuel efficient cars is a religious imperative.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) Television campaign by evangelicals to get Americans to buy smaller cars featured; TV ad on "what would Jesus drive" shown. [Evangelical Environmental Network's Jim BALL - says we want to start a discussion on transportation as a moral issue.] Statement from Pat Robertson against linking Jesus to an anti-SUV campaign noted. [Two car BUYERS - respond.] [WOMAN - speculates on why Jesus might just drive an SUV.]

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Stark, Lisa

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