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Almanac, Episode 521
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KUHT-TV (Television station)
Sue Davis discusses Clinton's six month hold on plans to lift the military ban on gay service members with two veterans on opposite sides of the issue: Dr. Charles Neilson, a Vietnam veteran from the Marines, and Lee Marsters, a WWII veteran from the Navy. Second segment focuses on  women and positions of religious authority in light of the Church of England lifting its ban on women priests while the Catholic Church maintains theirs. Davis interviews Rabbi Judith Abrams of Congregation Beth El in Missouri City, Rev. Helen Havens, Director of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and Rev. Henrietta Sullivan-Mack, Assistant Pastor of Evangelist Chapel AME Church. Includes report from Patricia Gras on an increase in the desire for women to hold positions of religious authority.
Davis, Sue; Torres Burd, Patricia; Gras, Patricia
television programs
Clinton, Bill; Nielson, Charles; Marsters, Lee; Abrams, Judith; Havens, Helen; Sullivan-Mack, Henrietta; Women clergy; Gay military personnel; Public television
KUHT Film and Video
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
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This item is from an archival collection and may contain content which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Digitization and access for this item is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2017).

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Other: ID 1997-006a, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI:; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm08537101t; Digital Object: