“RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future, A PBS NewsHour Special” to air Thursday, September 24 at 8 pm ET
Arlington, VA (September 23, 2020) —“RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future, A PBS NewsHour Special” will premiere on Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8 – 9 pm ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).
PBS NewsHour takes a look at the life of the historic civil rights figure and culture icon, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The program will also explore the process of filling the vacant Supreme Court seat.
The primetime special will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and include contributions from PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, national correspondent John Yang and Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.
“RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future” will feature thoughtful conversations and interviews with people who knew and worked with Ginsburg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her – how that is changing the remaining days of the campaign and possibly the structure and nature of the Senate and the Court themselves.
Expected guests include:
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
United States Supreme Court
Son of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
Judge M. Margaret McKeown
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and mentee to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Former clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
43rd Solicitor General of the United States
In addition to broadcasting on PBS stations, the program will stream at pbs.org/newshour and pbs.org; and on the PBS Video App (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Smart TVs).
“RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future, A PBS NewsHour Special” is funded by PBS.
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