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Huckleberry Finn Controversy #301870

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(No location given) Continuedd controversy over Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" examined. [Huck Finn Museum curator Henry SWEETS - believes Hannibal, Missouri, tourists recapture their youth.] Book quoted; work recalled banned in Boston. [Scholar Leslie FIEDLER - thinks Twain would have been amused by ongoing controversy.] [Robert EVANS, Senior - considers "Huckleberry Finn" racist.] [Students Lisa JOHNSON, Lana BRANCH - defense book, relationship between its characters.] Events scheduled for book's 100th anniversary reviewed. [FIEDLER - offers interpretation of book.] Twain's preface reviewed, quoted; T.S. Eliot quoted. [FIEDLER - reads.]
REPORTER: Judy Muller

Muller, Judy;
Schieffer, Bob

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