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School Prayer / Senate #89096

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) Senator rejection of constitutional amendment for school prayer in public schools reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Senator debate and vote examined; films shown. [Gary HART - opposes amendment.] Positions of Senator Charles Percy, Reverend Jerry Falwell mentioned. [FALWELL - lobbies for amendment.] Senator Lowell Weicker's role in argument against amendment, and Senator Howard Baker's promotion of amendment recalled; their positions, as well as that of Senators William Cohen, Strom Thurmond outlined. Vice President George Bush mentioned presiding. [WEICKER - considers factors contributing to his success.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - accuses President Reagan of using amendment for political gain.] [Reverend Jimmy SWAGGART - warns Satan and amendment's opponents.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Reagan's reaction to Senate vote quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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