ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
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(Studio) Continued debates between Bible fundamentalists and evolutionists since publication of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species" noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Atlanta, Georgia) 1925 "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, of John Scopes for his teaching theory of evolution recalled; films shown. Arguments of attys. Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan noted. [Georgia state representative Tommy SMITH - quotes Bible.] Legis. introduced into Georgia state legislature this year, placing restrictions on teachers, outlined; support for bill 690 by fundamentalists noted. [State representative Don. CHEEKS, REPRESENTATIVES. - debate issue; Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned,] Comparison of present controversy with Scopes affair made; Georgia house reported passing bill. Details given.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase (WXIA film/tape)