RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future, A PBS NewsHour Special

RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future, A PBS NewsHour Special

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

To mark the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, WXXI brings you this PBS NewsHour special commemorating her life.

PBS NewsHour takes a look at the life of the historic civil rights figure and culture icon, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The program will also explore the process of filling the vacant Supreme Court seat. RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future airs Thursday, September 24 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. This special will repeat on WXXI-WORLD 9/25 at 8 p.m., 9/26 at 1 a.m., and at 9 a.m. 

The primetime special will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and include contributions from PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, national correspondent John Yang and Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

RBG: Her Legacy & The Court’s Future will feature thoughtful conversations and interviews with people who knew and worked with Ginsburg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her – how that is changing the remaining days of the campaign and possibly the structure and nature of the Senate and the Court themselves.

Expected guests include:

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer
United States Supreme Court

Christopher Scalia
Son of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Judge M. Margaret McKeown
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and mentee to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lisa Blatt
Former clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Paul Clement
43rd Solicitor General of the United States

Please note: To accomodate this special, WXXI-TV will push back regularly scheduled programming. Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs airs at 9 p.m., Maigret at 10 p.m., Art & Design in Chicago at 11:30 p.m. and Amanpour and Company at 12 a.m.