This week on From the Vault we present a condensed version of the Pacifica-produced award-winning series called The Bill of Rights Radio Education Project. Originally produced as a 15-part series in 1983, this series was designed to flush out the gray areas in which the Bill of Rights, established to offer protections to all Americans, has failed.
We’ve chosen 4 segments that we think are particularly relevant today:
–Due Process – The seemingly biased way in which the US offers political Asylum depending whether the country you come from is Conservative or Progressive.
–Censorship – The consequences of Censorship of books from Public Libraries and schools.
–How the the right to keep and bear arms doesn’t work for all Americans.
–Due process and fair trial for all Americans – The sordid contradictions of the Japanese/American Internment during World War II.
This series won the NFCB Golden Reel Award, the San Francisco State Broadcast Media Award, The American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, The Ohio State Award for Broadcast Excellence, and an award from Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This program is narrated by Kathy McAnally.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
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