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A Closer Look ("Under God") #751108

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance introduced.

(Supreme Court: Manny Medrano) The school pledge case before the Supreme Court examined; details quoted from the arguments from atheist Michael Newdow's that the "under God" pledge is religious & of the response from Justices Stephen Breyer, Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg & William Rehnquist. [Outside, respondent NEWDOW - states his rights that his daughter should not be indoctrinated.] [Newdow's child's mother Sandra BANNING†, Elk Grove unified school district attorney Terence CASSIDY†- respond.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) AP poll findings on the people's support for "under God" in the pledge cited.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The view of school children on the words of the pledge featured; scenes shown of kids reciting. [Four PEOPLE - offer differing opinions on the pledge in school.] [In Chicago, five 8th grade STUDENTS - downplay the issue.]

Gibson, Charles;
Medrano, Manny;
Reynolds, Dean

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