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We The People: The First Amendment / College Campuses / Offensive Speech #579217

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 09, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Ratification of the Bill of Rights 200 years ago this Sunday recalled; results given of NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on Constitutional amendment that would ban offensive speech on college campuses.

(New York: Lisa Myers) Controversy over proposed Constitutional amendment to ban offensive speech on college campuses featured; excerpt shown from "The Howard Stern Show". [Two STUDENTS - comment on hearing insulting comments.] Rutgers University hate-speech code shown and quoted; adoption of similar codes by other universities noted. [Rutgers University School of Law professor Charles JONES - says racial slurs aren't protected by 1st amendment.] [At University of Michigan commencement address on May 3, President BUSH - says free speech is under assault.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Nadine STROSSEN - comments on 1st amendment.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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