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The Constitution, that delicate balance

Author: Fred W FriendlyPotter StewartMedia and Society Seminars.WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)All authors
Publisher: S. Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB Collection [distributor], ©1984.
Series: Annenberg/CPB collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Educational films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fred W Friendly; Potter Stewart; Media and Society Seminars.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Annenberg/CPB Collection.
ISBN: 0897766237 9780897766234
OCLC Number: 38838108
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producers, David Kuhn, Jude Dratt : directors, David Atwood, Chuck Waggoner, Jon Merdin ; series originator Fred W. Friendly.
Performer(s): Commentators, Fred W. Friendly, Potter Stewart. Moderators, Benno Schmidt, Jr., Arthur R. Miller, Charles Nesson, and Tyrone Brown.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 13 videocassettes (appox. 780 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 videodiscussion guide.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. Executive privilege and delegation of powers: the President versus the Congress --
pt. 2. War powers and covert action: the President and the Congress --pt. 3. Presidential elections, presidential succession --
pt. 4. Criminal justice and a defendant's right to a fair trial --
pt. 5. Crime and insanity --pt. 6. Crime and punishments --
pt. 7. Campaign spending: money and media --pt. 8. National security and freedom of the press --
pt. 9. School prayer, gun control, and the right to assemble --
pt. 10. The sovereign self: right to live, right to die --
pt. 11. Immigration reform --pt. 12. Affirmative action versus reverse discrimination --
pt. 13. Federalism: the national government versus the states.
Series Title: Annenberg/CPB collection.
Other Titles: Executive privilege and delegation of powers, the President versus the Congress.
War powers, the President and the Congress.
Presidential elections, presidential succession.
Criminal justice and a defendant's right to a fair trial.
Crime and insanity.
Crime and punishments.
Campaign spending, money and media.
National security and freedom of the press.
School prayer, gun control, and the right to assemble.
Sovereign self, right to live, right to die.
Immigration reform.
Affirmative action versus reverse discrimination.
Federalism, the national government versus the states.
Responsibility: a production of Media and Society Seminars, a program of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in association with WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago.

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Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society.

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