Search the Archive

Alabama / Textbook Ban #315081

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Mobile, Alabama: Bill Whitaker) Impact on Alabama's public school education of court ban yesterday on large number textbooks in suit brought by Christian fundamentalists examined; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] [School attorney Robert CAMPBELL - cites court order.] Judge Brevard Hand's ruling reviewed. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Mary WEIDLER - considers ruling absurd.] [Plaintiff Susan WEBSTER - opposes teaching children that with which she disagrees.] Passages objected to by plaintiffs examined. [WEBSTER - tries to defense her ideology.] [People for the American Way spokesperson John BUCHANAN - notes plaintiffs want to impose their beliefs on public schools.] School attys. said expected to appeal decision.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.