Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely
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SPEAKING FREELY is a biopic of the First Amendment told through the landmark cases of its most celebrated attorney, Floyd Abrams. From nascent law 50 years ago to an iconic part of the American identity, the journey of the First Amendment offers a unique lens through which to view our recent history and our bitterly divided nation - one that is asking itself anew: what price are we willing to pay for free speech?

Episode Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 3602

About American Masters:

AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists.

Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America.

Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.


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Wed, Jan 3 3:00 P.M. How It Feels to Be Free     NH Explore (11.2)
Sat, Jan 6 7:00 P.M. HOPPER: An American Love Story     NH World (11.3)
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