CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 1973
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(Studio) Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Junior against book burning but "Slaughterhouse 5" destroyed in such a way.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Drake, North Dakota) [English teacher Bruce SEVERY - reports assignment to read "Slaughterhouse 5" met with anger by many parents. Charges against book reviewed.] Bd. decides to burn book. [School superintendent Dale FUHRMAN - insists book burning not symbolic.] [School board member Mel ALME - believes parents have right to comment and act on children's reading materials in school.] No students support ban. [Student Ron BLOOMHAGEN - believes book controversy reminds him of Nazi Germany.] [Student Jenny MARTIN - thinks basic right violated.] 2 other books banned also. Severy may be forced to find new job next year
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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