Stephen Nordlinger, a reporter for Baltimore's Morning Sun newspaper, comes to the home of Madalyn Murray (later O'Hair) to interview her about her efforts to excuse her son from religious services that start the school day in Baltimore's public schools. This will be the first serious media exposure for Madalyn Murray.
She tells Nordlinger that she is determined to take her case all of the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, which is exactly what she ends up doing. She acknowledges that keeping her son home from school is a violation of the state's truancy law, but she vows that she will continue doing it anyway because it's the only way to ensure that he isn't forced to participate in religious services like prayer recitation and Bible reading.
William Murray himself tells Nordlinger:
"As an atheist I shouldn't be subjected to prayer and Bible reading in order to get a free education."
The Morning Sun will print Madalyn Murray's story tomorrow, creating a firestorm of protest and attacks on Murray herself.