Civil Liberties and Combating Terrorism

Senator Arlen Specter delivered remarks about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, that would shield reporters withholding… read more

Senator Arlen Specter delivered remarks about the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007, that would shield reporters withholding information, and about the Free Speech Protection Act of 2008, which would protect American journalists from libel suits brought in foreign courts that do not have the same protections for free speech that are found in the U.S. Constitution. Afterward, Senator Spector

participated in a panel discussion about those topics and others, including wiretapping. Between panels, Chilean poet Ariel Dorfman read a selection of poetry on tyranny. Then Steve Shapiro moderated a panel discussion Guantanamo detainees.

“The War on Terror: An Exchange About Censorship, Surveillance and Guantanamo” was a program of the ACLU Membership Conference 2008: Stand Up For Freedom, held in the Washington Convention Center. close

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

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Program ID:
205894-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 9, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 14, 2008

Airing Details

  • Jun 09, 2008 | 12:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 10, 2008 | 12:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 12, 2008 | 4:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 14, 2008 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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