The Great Textbook War

Trey Kay, producer, of the radio documentary “The Great Textbook War,” discusses the controversy that broke out in 1974 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, over newly adopted school textbooks. Supporters thought the textbooks would introduce students to multiculturalism, while opponents felt they undermined traditional American values. “The Great Textbook War” just won a Peabody Award, and it will be airing on WNYC Saturday, April 24, at 2 pm, and Sunday, April 25, at 8 pm on AM820, and on 93.9FM Saturday April 24 at 6 am.