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The Century (The Monkey Trial) #182752

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1999
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) The Friday series on the 20th century introduced. Famous so-called "trials of the century" recalled.

(Washington: Peter Jennings) The Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, about the theory of evolution versus the tradition of the literal interpretation of the Bible featured; historical footage and photos shown. [Giles RYAN - recalls how Dayton got the name of monkey town.] [Sonny ROBINSON, Frances GABBERT - comments on the times and the lawsuit against teacher John Scopes.] [Historian Geoffrey PERRET - raises the key issue.] Film clip shown from "Inherit of the Wind".

(Washington: Peter Jennings) Internet site thecentury.com listed.

Jennings, Peter

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