CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Tennessee's Scopes trial recalled.
(Church Hill, Tennessee: Bob Faw) Lawsuit against state of Tennessee by fundamentalist Christians here claiming public school textbooks violate their perception of Christian values examined; details given, scenes shown. [People for the American Way spokesperson Tony PODESTA - fears end of nonsectarian public education if plaintiffs win.] [Concerned Women of America spokesperson Michael FARRIS - thinks Christians are 2nd class citizens.] [Plaintiff Vicki FROST - thinks textbooks violate her perception of biblical truth.] Status of legal conflict outlined. [FARRIS - wants conservative Christian rights upheld.] [School board attorney Nat COLEMAN - anticipates chaos if plaintiffs win.]
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