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Arkansas / Evolution Trial #274880

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1981
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(Studio) Trial in Arkansas with regard to teaching evolution and creation science reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Little Rock, Arkansas) Trial described. Issue identification as separation of church and state, and constitutionality of law. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Bruce ENNIS - believes opposition failed.] State's argument recapped. Nature of states' witnesses noted. [Arkansas Attorney General Steve CLARK - discounts religious nature of witnesses.] Criticism of Clark and Judge William Overton by Christian fundamentalists noted. Creation Science group said near conceding defeat. Supreme Court ruling on matter anticipated.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft Artist: Sharon Falk

Reporter(s):
Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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