Defending Rights

Author Frank Askin talked about his memoir, Defending Rights: A Life in Law and Politics. It chronicles his work on several civil rights cases and his two campaigns for Congress. He also took questions from the audience.

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Defending Rights

Program ID:
Public Affairs Event
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Feb 01, 1998 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 02, 1998 | 8:44am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 01, 1998 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 1998 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 1998 | 8:44am EST | C-SPAN 2
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