Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interview

On June 2, 1995 Justice Blackmun and then-Professor Koh talked about the opinion in Roe v. Wade, which Justice Blackmun wrote. Justice… read more

On June 2, 1995 Justice Blackmun and then-Professor Koh talked about the opinion in Roe v. Wade, which Justice Blackmun wrote. Justice Blackmun also discussed privacy in general and the Equal Rights Amendment.

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. He served with eight of the current nine justices; Justice Stephen Breyer took his seat on the Court. Justice Blackmun passed away on March 4, 1999. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
178498-2
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 8, 2005
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jan 08, 2005 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 09, 2005 | 2:53am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 2009 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 19, 2009 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 20, 2009 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 20, 2009 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3