Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interview

On April 24, 1995 Justice Blackmun and then-Professor Koh talked about the justice’s work habits, Vietnam, the deaths of Justices… read more

On April 24, 1995 Justice Blackmun and then-Professor Koh talked about the justice’s work habits, Vietnam, the deaths of Justices Hugo Black and John Marshall Harlan, the appointments to the Supreme Court of Justices Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist, and the obscenity cases heard by the Court in the 1970s.

On Thursday, March 4, 2004, the Library of Congress unsealed the papers of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun on the fifth anniversary of his death. The collection included 38 hours of videotaped oral history interviews conducted with Justice Blackmun in 1994 and 1995 by his former law clerk, Yale professor Harold Koh. The interviews were shot by a Federal Judicial Center videographer. Justice Blackmun was appointed by President Richard Nixon in 1970 and served until 1994, when Justice Stephen Breyer took his seat on the Court. Justice Blackmun passed away on March 4, 1999. close

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Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
178444-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 11, 2010

Airing Details

  • Dec 25, 2004 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 26, 2004 | 1:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 3:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jan 10, 2010 | 3:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2010 | 9:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2010 | 3:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2010 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 3