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Scientology / Cruise (Part I) #882543

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The hidden world of the Church of Scientology and the role actor Tom Cruise plays in it introduced.

(Los Angeles: David Mattingly) The videotape of Cruise talking about Scientology featured; excerpts shown of the church's video {with a Mission Impossible-like soundtrack} from a 2004 ceremony honoring Cruise that was not made public until a pirated version showed up on the Web. [Former Scientologist Bruce HINES†- says Scientologists believe only they have the answers; comments on the salute in the video; explains what "SP" means.] ["Tom Cruise" author Andrew MORTON†- talks about Cruise's place in the church.] The church's rebuttal to Morton's book quoted.

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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