NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1968
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(Studio) John T. Scopes was the substitute teacher found guilty of violating Tennessee law against teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. He was retired geologist in Shreveport, Louisiana. Tennessee rescinded law years ago. Scopes conviction overturned in higher Tennessee court Arkansas law similar to Tennessee's declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow and prosecutor William Jennings Bryan and press corps led by H. L. Mencken made Tennessee trial classic. Comments made with regard to era.
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