The Press: Not Since Scopes?

To many editors, it had seemed likely to be the most controversial trial since the 1925 Scopes evolution case. And so from all over the U.S. more than 100 reporters, photographers and radio broadcasters had poured into the mill city of Manchester, N.H. to cover the "mercy killing" trial of Dr. Hermann Sander. There were 17 Hearstlings alone, and Hearst's International News Service had set up a teleprinter right in the courthouse basement to flash each fresh sensation. In ten days of court sessions, the press corps filed 1,600,000 words.

But to newsmen...

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