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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 13, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Montgomery, Alabama: Don Teague) The removal of Roy Moore from his position as Alabama’s chief justice for failing to follow court orders to remove a statue of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse in Montgomery featured. [Voice of Alabama Court of the Judiciary Judge William THOMPSON†- announces Moore’s removal.] [MOORE – says he has no regrets.] [Moore supporters Renae RAMER††, MAN - react to Moore’s removal.] [Southern Poverty Law Center J. Richard COHEN†- says no one is above the law.]

(Chicago: Jim Avila) The national debate over church & state examined; Gallup Poll findings on church & state issues cited; examples cited of the removal of religious expressions from public places. [Moore supporter Laura SEAL†- comments on the sign listing the Ten Commandments in her yard.] [Family Research Council Tony PERKINS††, Christian Karen BARRETT‡- comment on the influence of Christianity on the founding of the country.] [Northwestern University Professor Steven LUBET†- comments on Moore’s removal.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Teague, Don;
Avila, Jim

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