On Being Named to the Supreme Court

On January 17, 1995, Justice Blackmun talked about being named to the Supreme Court in 1970, his impressions of President Richard Nixon,… read more

On January 17, 1995, Justice Blackmun talked about being named to the Supreme Court in 1970, his impressions of President Richard Nixon, who appointed him, and his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate.

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 recorded nearly two hours during this sessions. The full recordings will be available on c-span.org, along with the nearly six hours aired last March on C-SPAN and last week’s two-hour statement on Roe v. Wade. close

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On Being Named to the Supreme Court

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183166-1
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 28, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 10, 2010

Airing Details

  • Aug 28, 2004 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 06, 2009 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 06, 2009 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 3:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 09, 2010 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 09, 2010 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2010 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2010 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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