The Remarkable Career of Clarence Darrow
The program continues with an anecdote relating Darrow's position on the meaning or purpose of life. William L. Carlin then goes on to discuss the law office of Clarence Darrow, and Darrow's behavior and character in and out of that setting. Biographer Irving Stone then speaks of Darrow's defense of Eugene V. Debs, and the landmark McNamara bombing case, both influential trials in respect to labor unionization and policy in America. Darrow himself was arrested and tried for perjury following the MacNamara case, but was acquitted. The recording continues with Roger Baldwin, who discusses Darrow's position on the matter of capital punishment, and Professor Smith, who speaks of Darrow's thoughts on religion. The narrator goes on to sum up Clarence Darrow with one word: friend. One such friend of Darrow's, a Chicago cab driver named Clifford Richards relates a story in which Darrow helped him to finish a crossword puzzle, and the two became friends during the ensuing conversation, and those following. Slim Brundage, proprietor of Chicago's College of Complexes, shares recollections of his interactions with Darrow. Ralph Newman, a Lincoln scholar and friend of Nathan Leopold, reads the eulogy that Leopold had written for Clarence Darrow.