Freedom of speech. What does it mean? The founders of the United States had something in mind when they included this right in the first amendment. Today, the courts have decided that money equals speech, giving larger voices in our elections to corporations and the rich. This week on Hometown, Alaska, host Charles Wohlforth asks national and local experts why this right is in the constitution, and if it really adds to our freedom. Join the conversation Wednesday at 2:00 pm on Hometown, Alaska.
- National Constitution Center: Interactive Constitution
- OpenSecrets Reports: Citizens United
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Open Government Guide for Alaska
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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and Alaskan author
- John McKay, Alaskan first amendment attorney
- Dr. Steve Frank, Chief Interpretive Officer, National Constitution Center
- Dave Levinthal, Communications Director, Center for Responsive Politics
LIVE: Wed, December 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEAT: Wed, December 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
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