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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas F Lennon; Mark Zwonitzer; Jody Sheff; David Strathairn; Jeffrey Rosen; Hidden Hill Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Ambrose Video Publishing.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
|Language Note:||In English with optional Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.|
|Notes:||Companion publication: The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America / Jeffrey Rosen. New York : Times Books, 2007, c2006.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2007.
Special features: DVD-ROM materials. Maps, Graphs, Manuscripts and additional images; Image galleries. Supreme Court buildings, Editorial cartoons.
|Credits:||Volume 1. Editor, Bruce Shaw (v.1, 3), Ed Barteski (v.2, 4), ; original music composer, Brian Keane ; directors of photography, Michael Chin, Edward Marritz, Gregory Andracke, Alton Chewning, Scott Sinkler ; production manager, Deborah Clancy Porfido.|
|Performer(s):||Narrator, David Strathairn.|
|Description:||4 videodiscs (240 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||v. 1. One nation under law / producer, Rob Rapley ; writer, Mark Zwonitzer --
v. 2. A new kind of justice / producer, Julia Elliott ; writer, Mark Zwonitzer --
v. 3. A nation of liberties / producer, Rob Rapley ; writer, Richard Ben Cramer --
v. 4. The Rehnquist revolution / producer, Jamila Wignot ; writer, Richard Ben Cramer.
|Other Titles:||One nation under law.
New kind of justice.
Nation of liberties.
|Responsibility:||director, Thomas Lennon ; series producer, Mark Zwonitzer ; executive producer, Jody Sheff ; a Hidden Hill production for Thirteen/WNET New York.|
Volume 1 : This video examines the creation of the Court and follows it through the brink of the Civil War, paying particular attention to the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court--John Marshall--and to his successor, Roger Taney. Marshall presided over one of the most famous cases before the Court while Taney presided over one of the most infamous.
Volume 2 : This video explores the issues before the Court during the period after the Civil War through to the late 1930's. It was a time of unprecedented economic growth and the conflict between capital and labor was rife. As corporations became more powerful they found an unlikely ally in the Supreme Court.
Volume 3 : This video focuses on the Court's reaction to state and federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. This program highlights the Warren Court as it confronts the issues of race, gender and religion.
Volume 4 :This video investigates how the Court has developed in more recent times, with a particular view to the development of the Court under the leadership of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. The program charts the rise in importance of the Court to become the institution most responsible for resolving the central questions of American life with special attention paid to the issues of law and order, the right to privacy and criminal rights.