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Shield Law Protection for the Press, program 783

Title

Shield Law Protection for the Press, program 783

Subject

Law and order
Freedom of speech
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Description

Attorney Floyd Abrams, representing the New York Times, discusses whether the press would be able to prevent the evils that it alone is able to prevent if journalists are not allowed to promise confidentiality to their sources. Douglas Inquiry XIII. Dec. 8, 1978.

Creator

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Source

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Date

1978

Rights

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Provenance

Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

Original Format

Open reel

Duration

28:26:00

Files

Citation

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, "Shield Law Protection for the Press, program 783," in Digital Collections, Item #5949, http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/items/show/5949 (accessed April 23, 2014).