Floyd Abrams

Floyd Abrams appears in the following:

How The First Amendment Works

Friday, October 06, 2017

We speak with free speech attorney Floyd Abrams about the First Amendment for this week's Please Explain.

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Speaking Freely

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A deep dive into the First Amendment.


What We Learned From 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

Friday, November 14, 2014

Operas rarely make headlines, but most don't jump into the world's most divisive issues. As Klinghoffer's run at the Met ends, we ask critics and the show's creators if it succeeded. 

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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, and Floyd Abrams, who argued for The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, discuss the sentencing in the trial of WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning. A judge has sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison. He was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy but convicted of several lesser charges. Abrams is a First Amendment lawyer and author of Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment. Kaplan is also author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

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Manning Verdict Echoes Pentagon Papers Call for First Amendment Rights

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yesterday, a military judge found Pvt. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to WikiLeaks. Amidst the m...


Floyd Abrams on Super PACs and the Legacy of Citizens United

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nearly two years ago, a bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled that the American government could not ban political spending by corporations and labor unions during electoral campaigns. The case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, overruled important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations and dramatically altered the way campaigns are conducted. 

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Giving Wikileaks a Legal Look

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Floyd Abrams, a visiting professor of First Amendment Law at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, will give his legal perspective on Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

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BBC Event: Free to Speak

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Floyd Abrams, visiting professor in first amendment law at Columbia University, John Walsh, libel lawyer on Wall Street, Catharine MacKinnon, lawyer, academic and anti-pornography campaigner, and Judith Miller, former New York Times journalist, debate the extent of free speech in America.

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Fight Club; Scorsese; Jean Shepherd; Goofus and Gallant and more

Friday, October 22, 1999

Movies: The (Im)morality of Fight Club and Scorsese and Schrader on their latest film and the state of Hollywood


CNN & Time Retract; Wrongful Conviction; Internet Mergers; First Amendment; Blockbusters; Cincinnati Enquirer vs. Chiquita

Thursday, July 02, 1998

Oops, We Goofed: CNN and Time retract their reports about the U.S. using nerve gas in Laos. And the Cincinnati Enquirer and Gannett apologize for a report on a hometown corporation.


Free Speech, Equality & Democracy; Media Literacy

Sunday, November 30, 1997

Floyd Abrams joins Brian Lehrer and a panel of First Amendment scholars and advocates.


Russian Elections (hour 1); Pentagon Papers (hour 2)

Sunday, June 16, 1996

The Pentagon Papers at 25 and reporting on Russian elections.


Muzzling Media (hour 1); 1995: Year in Review (hour 2)

Sunday, December 31, 1995

Stop the presses! Using non-libel law to stop news from being reporting.


Canadian Press Ban (hour 1); Rap Attack/Rap Lyrics (hour 2)

Sunday, December 12, 1993

Did the backlash to Cop Killer kill Ice-T's career? Gangsta rap and the First Amendment.


Privacy and the Media--Hour 2 (Rebroadcast)

Sunday, July 04, 1993

Host Jane Hall discusses privacy and the media with Larry Sutton of New York Daily News, Roger Rosenblatt, & Floyd Abrams. (rebroadcast)


Current Events (hour 1); Privacy and the Media (hour 2)

Sunday, April 18, 1993

There's a riot goin' on - Alert the media.