CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 12, 1997
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NOTE: Local weather-related school closing information shown on screen from 5:09:00 - 5:28:00.
(Studio: John Roberts) The debate in the Minnesota school system over the R.L. Stine Goosebumps children's books examined; scenes shown of adults and kids reading book excereports One woman's campaign to keep the books out of the elementary schools detailed. [Concerned parent Margaret BYRON - questions the book series.] Written statement from the publisher defending the series quoted. [Bantam Doubleday Dell Craig VIRDEN - cites the appeal of the books.] [In session with the reporter, Johnsville, Minnesota, fifth grade students Naigwe KALEMA, Katy KIRCH, Adam HOUKKANEN - talk about the books.] [Children's book author Jane YOLEN, Johnsville principal Patrick MURRAY - offer views on the Goosebumps books.]
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