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The Constitution and Censorship

This Columbia University film uses two U.S. Supreme Court free speech cases to document the history of censorship law. The first case deals with the… read more

This Columbia University film uses two U.S. Supreme Court free speech cases to document the history of censorship law. The first case deals with the constitutionality of New York’s film censorship system after screenings of a popular Italian film are halted by authorities. The second case centers on freedom of speech and religion after Connecticut authorities object to a Jehovah’s Witness going door to door using a record player to broadcast an evangelical talk. The film also covers the history of regulating cinema, and shows many scenes from early films. close

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The Constitution and Censorship

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Program ID:
506985-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 11, 2020 | 11:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 19, 2020 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 11, 2020 | 11:50pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2020 | 4:39am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2020 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 13, 2020 | 4:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 14, 2020 | 2:29am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 14, 2020 | 11:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 14, 2020 | 5:17pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2020 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3