Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interviews

On Thursday, March 4, 2004, the Library of Congress unsealed the papers of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun on the fifth anniversary of… read more

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.

America and the Courts featured two portions of that oral history interview. In the first segment, Justice Blackmun and Professor Koh visit in the Supreme Court chamber on July 6, 1994, only days after the end of the 1993 Supreme Court term, which was Justice Blackmun’s last on the Court. The second segment features the final 40 minutes of the entire 38-hour series; this final interview took place in Washington, DC on December 13, 1995.

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

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Program ID:
180846-2
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 6, 2004
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 2009

Airing Details

  • Mar 06, 2004 | 6:56pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 06, 2004 | 10:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 1:13am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 14, 2009 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 14, 2009 | 9:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2009 | 3:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 15, 2009 | 9:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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