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Shaker Movement #98315

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Canterbury, New Hampshire) Decline of United States Shaker movement examined; sect's history here reviewed. Scenes shown. Ages of current leaders Eldresses Gertrude Soule and Bertha Lindsay noted. [Historical director Charles "Bud" THOMPSON - notes no. Shaker covenants remaining.] Historical photos shown. [SOULE - notes sect's philosophy.] [THOMPSON - demonstrates quality of Shaker chair.] [LINDSAY - cites need to accept new ideas at times.] Various Shaker inventions examined. [THOMPSON - explains society's trend toward agriculture] Basis of group's decline noted [SOULE, LINDSAY - discuss group's demise.]
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Donaldson, Sam;
Flynn, Rita

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