Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution

Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution

Synopsis

Exploring the meaning and impact of our founding documentIn American history, no document has sparked as much reverence, discussion, and controversy as the Constitution. But how does it really affect our everyday lives? How do ordinary citizens, legal scholars, and Supreme Court justices interpret it? Join Bill Moyers for this 11-part series, originally produced to mark the Constitution's bicentennial, that delves into the fascinating history and contemporary relevance of the ultimate law of the land. In-depth interviews with a wide range of experts?including four Supreme Court justices, educator Mortimer Adler, legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, and Judge Robert Bork?provide not only rich historical detail, but also illuminating insights on current disputes. Throughout, In Search of the Constitution shows how this brief text has shaped our nation and holds the power to change our lives. In a broadcasting career spanning nearly 40 years, journalist Bill Moyers distinguished himself at Newsday, NBC, CBS, and PBS. His many honors include lifetime achievement Emmy? and Peabody awards.Disc 1Episode 1 In the BeginningHistorians Forrest McDonald, Michael Kammen, and Olive Taylor go behind the Constitutional Convention's closed doors to reveal the framers' values and assumptions.Episode2 Mr. Justice Blackmun Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun discusses the Constitution's relevance to every American's daily life in issues ranging from baseball to abortion.Episode 3 Mortimer Adler: Teaching the ConstitutionEngaging in a Socratic dialogue with students at St. John's College in Annapolis, philosopher and educator Mortimer Adler offers insights on "America's testament."Disc2Episode 4 Mr. Justice BrennanAssociate Justice William J. Brennan explains how the Supreme Court wrangles with abstract concepts such as dignity, privacy, and cruel and unusual punishment.
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Additional Information

Format DVD
Release Date Feb 15, 2011
Genre American, History
Runtime 308
Sound English Stereo
Special Feature 16-Page Viewer's Guide With Questions To Consider; A Glossary Of Constitutional Buzzwords; And Articles On Preserving The Document; The History Of Judicial Review; And The Constitution's International Influence; Updates On The Participants And Issues And A Biography Of Bill Moyers
Language English
Sub Titles English SDH
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