Buffalo, land, barbed wire, treaties and legal cases are all topics of Vine Deloria's book, "American Indians, American Justice". A lawyer and a Sioux Indian himself, Deloria points out a tricky question for the courts -- What constitutes Indian country?
Terkel talks with Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee about the civil rights movement, protests, and jail.
Terkel Interviews Michael I Rothstein (a lawyer) and Franklin E. Zimring (a law professor) on the subject of capital punishment.
Johnson had recently released a book, "How to Talk Back to Your Television Set". Topics of conversation include the history and role of advertising in television and radio programming, and how advertising revenue influences the media. Emphasis is placed on cigarette advertising, which was particularly prevalent and controversial at the time of this interview.
Studs Terkel discusses television and advertising with Nicholas Johnson, Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. Johnson had recently delivered a speech in Dubuque, IA about possibilities for the future of broadcasting, and had released a book a year prior, "How to Talk Back to Your Television Set". Topics of conversation include censorship, the role of advertising and corporate sponsorship of radio and television, and the hope and promise of public television.
Discussing the book "A man's life" with the author Roger Wilkins.
Discussing the book "The Big Boys: Power and Position in American Business" (published by Pantheon) with the author, lawyer and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.
Discussing corporate violence and power with lawyer Ralph Nader.
After enrolling in law school at age 49, Stern breaks down the double-standards and monopoly power of the legal profession.
A panel at University of Chicago Law School discuss ending capital punishment (tapes A and B) and with Dick Gregory (tape C). Includes presentations by Father James G. Jones and Norval Morris. (Part 2 of 3)
Interviewing Newton Minow, Chicago lawyer and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He discusses broadcasting as a public service and spends a great deal of time on the history of commercials and how they changed over time.
Mr Bugliosi and Mr. Gentry discuss, "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,". Bugliosi was the prosecutor in the case against the Manson "family" for the murders of Sharon Tate and others. The interview opens with "Home is where you are happy" performed by Charles Manson and an excerpt of Catherine Shur Manson's sister talking about her brother. They speak in depth on the Manson "family" and the key players in the murders; Susan Atkins, Steve Grogan, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Charles Watson.
Dr. Benjamin Spock, Paul Robeson and Jimmy Hoffa are a few of Leonard Boudin's clients. Although some people were outraged Boudin welcomed Hoffa as a client, Boudin's belief had always remained that whether a person be good or bad, that person is, like all people, entitled to civil liberties and good representation. Boudin lastly explained he liked law students and that from what he witnessed, he was hopeful for their/our futures.
Interviewing lawyer and alderman, Leon Despres. Depres discusses Richard Daley’s time as mayor of Chicago and political events during his terms. Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion.