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Church of Scientology #81066

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 06, 1983
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(Studio) Church of Scientology recalled focus of FBI and other police investigations in past.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Los Angeles, California) Issue of church founder L. Ron Hubbard's whereabouts examined; Hubbard recalled disappearing 3 years ago. 1966 film shown. [PEOPLE - express differing opinions about Hubbard's existence.] Hubbard's son Ronald DeWolf noted filing suit in effort to control father's estate; details given. Scientology, founded on Hubbard's book "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health", discussed. [DeWOLF - claims father's estate is being manipulated by several, include forging of his signature.] Publisher Bill Widder's efforts to have Hubbard's recent signature verified noted. [Church OFFICIAL - claims Hubbard lives, despite having never met him.] Audio tape allegedly featuring Hubbard partially played.

(Studio) Tonight's "20/20" noted dealing with Scientology.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Rose, Judd

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