Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introduced.
(Supreme Court: Linda Douglass) The legacy of retiring 84- year-old Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun examined; his decision in the Roe. v. Wade abortion case and his statements about the death penalty reviewed. [BLACKMUN - cites the lawyer's role.] [Former Blackmun clerk James ZIGLAR - talks about the reaction to Roe.] [Supreme Court scholar Mark TUSHNET - says the court, not Blackmun, changed.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(White House: Rita Braver) The issue of a successor featured; five names listed. [President CLINTON - praises Blackmun; backs Roe v. Wade.] [Senator George MITCHELL - comments.] [Harvard University law school Charles FRIED - talks about the character of the appointee.] The timetable for a selection discussed.
- Braver, Rita;
- Chung, Connie;
- Douglass, Linda
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.