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School Prayer Law / Pennsylvania Revolt #203595

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon has chance to minimize Supreme Court liberalism. Spreading defiance over 1 court ruling.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fairchance, Pennsylvania) 6th grader reads Bible over public address system. Violates 1962-63 Court rulings. No. of Pennsylvania school bds. take action against ruling. [MAN - says Peter died for scriptures. We can try to pass prayer petition.] Fayette Cnty., Pennsylvania has worked out coal mines and population sees falling off of religious values. [2nd MAN - says kids don't appreciate anything because they don't know God.] [3rd MAN - says citizens should obey laws whether we like them or not.] Will be complicated to stop large number school bds. [Attorney William DUFFIELD - says many feel court would vote differently if some members died.] Group of men and women discuss God and prayer law. Some hope to fight case back to Supreme Court
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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