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Resource ID: #14514
Subject: Cults
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
Date: December 28, 1997



For more than 20 years, the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) was the nation's best-known resource for distraught parents worried that cults had gained control of their children. From its offices in a Chicago suburb, CAN responded to more than 20,000 inquiries a year, counseled relatives and disseminated information through the media. The group still has friendly consultants eager to mail you information, but CAN is now being run by followers of the Church of Scientology. The report shows how the Church of Scientology drove CAN into bankruptcy and then purchased its name, logo, hotline number and address.

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