Bill Moyers: In Search Of The Constitution

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In this 11-part series, noted American journalist Bill Moyers examines the lasting effect of the Constitution on the United States through a series of interviews with various constitutional scholars, as well as everyday individuals whose lives have been affected by it directly.
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Overview

In this 11-part series, noted American journalist Bill Moyers examines the lasting effect of the Constitution on the United States through a series of interviews with various constitutional scholars, as well as everyday individuals whose lives have been affected by it directly.
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Special Features

16-page viewer's guide with questions to consider; a glossary of constitutional buzzwords; and articles on preserving the document, the history of judicial review, and the Constitution's international influence; Updates on the participants and issues and a biography of Bill Moyers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • UPC: 054961852796
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  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Time: 10:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 52,362

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
1. Miracle in Independence Hall [5:00]
2. The Human Authors [10:26]
3. Value Judgments [9:17]
4. Movable and Flexible [8:29]
5. Forefathers Foresight [6:33]
6. John Marshall [8:53]
7. Protecting Property [8:16]
1. Man of the Middle [8:48]
2. Real World Justice [9:10]
3. Pastime to Congress [7:46]
4. Shifting Opinions [3:03]
5. Questions and Privacy [2:33]
6. Morality and Legality [7:58]
7. More Than Individuals [9:43]
1. History and Tradition [8:34]
2. Understanding [7:52]
3. Overcoming Tyranny [7:25]
4. Amending for Justice [6:59]
5. Defining Rights [7:30]
6. Common Defense [6:42]
7. Morals and Laws [11:56]
Disc #2 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
1. Unyielding Defender [5:00]
2. Government's Power [10:26]
3. Judicial Expectations [9:17]
4. Interpreting Punishment [8:29]
5. Individual Dignity [6:33]
6. Controversies [8:53]
7. Legislature's Fear [8:16]
1. Law Principles [8:48]
2. Differing Courts [9:10]
3. Original Intentions [7:46]
4. "Moral Majority" [3:03]
5. Affirmative Action [2:33]
6. Hercules Question [7:58]
7. Individual Rights [9:43]
1. Religious People [8:34]
2. Recognized Limits [7:52]
3. Building Civil Society [7:25]
4. Deliberate First? [6:59]
5. Original Intent [7:30]
6. Erratic Court Decisions [6:42]
7. Protecting All [11:56]
Disc #3 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
1. History of Meese [5:00]
2. Intent and Experience [10:26]
3. Constitutional Limits [9:17]
4. Accountability [8:29]
5. Classroom to Courtroom [6:33]
6. Protecting a Value [8:53]
7. Right to Privacy [8:16]
1. Hopeful Appointment [8:48]
2. Law and Legislature [9:10]
3. Striving for Balance [7:46]
4. Shaped By the State [3:03]
5. Continued Dialogue [2:33]
6. State and Federal Law [7:58]
7. Unifying System [9:43]
1. Bill of Rights [8:34]
2. Prayer Decision [7:52]
3. Outcome Challenges [7:25]
4. Loyalty Oaths [6:59]
5. Adademic Freedom [7:30]
6. Private Acts [6:42]
7. For the Individual [11:56]
Disc #4 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
1. Private Sector Wars [5:00]
2. Invasion of Privacy [10:26]
3. Fourth Amendment [9:17]
4. Contemporary Life [8:29]
5. Executive Decisions [6:33]
6. Computer Reliance [8:53]
7. Technology Or Politics [8:16]
1. Hopeful Appointment [8:48]
2. Law and Legislature [9:10]
3. Striving for Balance [7:46]
4. Shaped By the State [3:03]
5. Continued Dialogue [2:33]
6. State and Federal Law [7:58]
7. Unifying System [9:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: In the Beginning
      Episode 2: Mr. Justice Blackmun
      Episode 3: Mortimer Adler - Teaching the Constitution
   Chapter Selection
      Episode 1: In the Beginning
      Episode 2: Mr. Justice Blackmun
      Episode 3: Mortimer Adler - Teaching the Constitution
   Updates On the Participants
      Forrest McDonald
      Michael Kammen
      Olive A. Taylor
      Justice Harry A. Blackmun
      Mortimer J. Adler
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Disc #2 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 4: Mr. Justice Brennan
      Episode 5: Ronald Dworkin - The Changing Story
      Episode 6: God and the Constitution
   Chapter Selection
      Episode 4: Mr. Justice Brennan
      Episode 5: Ronald Dworkin - The Changing Story
      Episode 6: God and the Constitution
   Updates On the Participants
      Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.
      Ronald Dworkin
      Martin E. Marty
      Leonard Levy
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Disc #3 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 7: Strictly Speaking
      Episode 8: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
      Episode 9: For the People
   Chapter Selection
      Episode 7: Strictly Speaking
      Episode 8: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
      Episode 9: For the People
   Updates On the Participants
      Edwin Meese
      Robert Bork
      Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
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Disc #4 -- Bill Moyers: In Search of the Constitution
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 10: 1987 V. The Constitution
      Episode 11: Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
   Chapter Selection
      Episode 10: 1987 V. The Constitution
      Episode 11: Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
   Updates On the Participants and Issues
      Mandatory Drug Testing
      Executive Power to Declare War
      Personal Privacy in the Computer Age
      Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
   Bill Moyers Biography
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