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Record: Mr. Justice Brennan


Mr. Justice Brennan

Video Call Number: Location:
474 Biddle Law Library

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PBS Video

Year: Running Time: Format:
1996 0:57 VHS


"[The program] is a one hour documentary that profiles the remarkable career of retired Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. With unprecedented on camera interviews with seven Supreme Court Justices and Mr. Brennan himself, this documentary traces some of his most notable decisions pertaining to civil rights, womens rights, affirmative action, abortion rights and freedom of the press. The film communicates to the audience the powerful effect the decisions of Justice Brennan had on society past and present. It helps provide viewers with a new understanding of the Supreme Court, the extraordinary issues it faces every day and the critical role one man played in shaping the society of today."--1996 Peabody Awards entry form. Includes historical footage and photographs depicting people and events which influenced Mr. Brennan, including his father, the Depression Era, the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movements, pro- and anti-abortion rallies.


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