Chicago Tonight

Controversy Over "Persepolis"

Clip: 03/17/2013 | 14m 8s

The Chicago Public Schools denies it banned the award-winning graphic novel Persepolis from classrooms and libraries for its depiction of torture. We have the latest on the controversy.

Aired: 03/17/13

Rating: NR

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