First Amendment Project 2004 | TV Show Watchlist
A four-part series of documentaries by various directors examine First Amendment issues.
Premiered: December 7, 2004
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Against the backdrop of the Republican National Convention, this documentary considers the public's right to protest versus the public's need for security.
When comedian Al Franken 'appropriated' Fox News' phrase 'Fair and Balanced' on his satiric book, the network took him to court. This documentary considers what happens when corporations trademark common phrases and how the First Amendment protects the right to parody.
The implications of state-sponsored art come into focus in this documentary about NJ Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka and the firestorm that erupted after a performance of his controversial poem about 9/11.
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- Premiered: December 7, 2004
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- Premise: A four-part series of documentaries by various directors examine First Amendment issues. (more)