75th Anniversary of the Scopes Trial

Speaking from the room where the Scopes trial took place in 1925, Mr. Larson talked about the trial and the influence it continued to… read more

Speaking from the room where the Scopes trial took place in 1925, Mr. Larson talked about the trial and the influence it continued to exert on American culture. The trial became famous when Clarence Darrow defended John Scopes for teaching the theory of evolution in his biology class. Among the issues addressed were media coverage of the trial, the religious debate over the theory of evolution, and the impact of the debate over these issues on politics.

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75th Anniversary of the Scopes Trial

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158260-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Dayton, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Sep 9, 2000
Last Aired:
Sep 10, 2000

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  • Sep 09, 2000 | 9:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 10, 2000 | 12:37am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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