Peggy Ann McVey

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Peggy Ann McVey
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" "It's not fair," Martha cried. "Some of our teachers are assigning television-watching as homework." / Peabody looked at her skeptically. / "It's true. Peggy Ann McVey just took notes from the news about President Eisenhower's heart attack and turned it in as a complete report. She got an A." / "You can use the newspapers. Same difference," Peabody replied. / "No," Martha persisted. "Teachers can tell when you've copied from the newspaper but not from TV. Anyway, when the teacher suggests you watch Edward R. Murrow, how are you gonna see that in the newspaper?" / "We'll get a television when we can afford it and not a day before." "
—From Back to the Future by George Gipe (quote, page 70)

Peggy Ann McVey was a student in Martha Peabody's class.


According to Martha, Peggy Ann had completed an assignment by watching television and taking notes about President Eisenhower's heart attack, turning in a complete report for which she received an 'A'.

This was apparently one of the reasons why Martha wanted her father to buy the family a television set — so she could also get an 'A' for school assignments.


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