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Book Controversy / West Virginia #478763

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1974
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(Studio) Parents try to keep textbooks out of classroom in West Virginia.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Charleston, West Virginia) Kanawha Cnty. population divided over textbooks. Protesters say books undermine morality, discipline, racial harmony and respect for law. Exs. of controversial parts of books shown with regard to revolutionaries and religion. Selection committee say books broaden children's outlook. [Rev. Martin HORAN - speaks of Christians' concern.] [Supt. schools Dr. Ken. UNDERWOOD - says if books taken out because of fundamentalist group, that'll sterilize school system.] [School board member Alice MOORE - says laws protect minority.] [WOMAN - says against books, but not for doing it this way. My child going to school.]
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Chancellor, John;
Paxton, Jack

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