Free Speech and Democracy

In his address, Stone emphasizes the need for a critical media. For him, the freedoms of speech and press guaranteed by the… read more

In his address, Stone emphasizes the need for a critical media. For him, the freedoms of speech and press guaranteed by the Constitution are important aspects of democracy, for “to be truly democratic, governments need criticism.” Also stressed by Stone is the vital role played by the Supreme Court in upholding these freedoms. close

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Program ID:
1846-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 25, 1988
Last Aired:
Mar 26, 1988

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  • Mar 25, 1988 | 9:31am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 26, 1988 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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