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NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Charlotte, North Carolina: Anne Thompson) The controversy over Mel Gibson’s film about the last few hours of Jesus’ life, “The Passion of the Christ,” examined; excerpts shown; details given of the targeted marketing campaign and of concerns about the depiction of Jews; scenes shown from the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. [“Variety” editor in chief Peter BART†- says the awareness level is way up there.] [National Religious Broadcasters president Dr. Frank WRIGHT†- says this film shows the Christian religion in a respectful, more accurate light than others have done.] [Dallas businessman Arch BONNEMA††- says the movie made him want to be a better person.] [Anti-Defamation League Abraham FOXMAN†- says the hype may be at our expense.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Tonight’s “Dateline” report, “The Last Days of Jesus,” noted.

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne

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