The National Constitution Center, in partnership with the Freedom to Read Foundation, welcomes two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis, one of the country’s most esteemed experts on the First Amendment and the author of the classic, Gideon’s Trumpet, to share his latest work, Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, on the importance of freedom of expression. Lewis’s new book tells the story of how the right of free expression evolved along with our nation and makes a compelling case for the adaptability of our Constitution. Lewis will discuss how our First Amendment rights were created and reveal a story of hard choices surrounding one of America’s great founding ideas. This program will take place on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for Constitution Center and Freedom to Read Foundation members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for K-12 students and teachers. Reservations are required and can be made at www.constitutioncenter.org or by calling 215.409.6700.
RADIO TIMES: Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author ANTHONY LEWIS’ new book is titled “Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.” He joins Marty to talk about Americans’ most basic liberties – the freedom to say and write what we think.