ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1984
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(Studio) Controversy with regard to religious symbols of Christmas recalled. Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Atlanta, Georgia) Muffling of Salvation Army Christmas fund-raising efforts reported [Salvation Army Cadet Karen KINLAW - speaks of "neutered" bell.] Expelling of Salvation Army groups from shopping malls cited. [Mall Manager Russell JENKINS - notes that malls can't play favorites with charity groups.] [Salvation Army SPOKESPERSON - says sidewalks have been pulled out from under Army solicitors.] [WOMAN, MEN - miss the Army workers.] [Salvation Army Cadet Jo-Ann RITRO - says singing carols, ringing soundless "Generic Bells" is effective.] Salvation Army donations said up.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase
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