The First Amendment and Hate Speech
From the 5-part series That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights (1992)

How do we balance two worthwhile precepts -- preventing hate speech on campuses and respecting a prized right in our nation --the guarantee of free speech? This program deals with the ongoing debate over the use of codes on college campuses to prohibit hate speech and the interpretations of the right to free speech, including offensive speech and conduct, attempts to silence, controversial speech and protection of symbolic speech. Participants include: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; ACLU President Nadine Strossen; Nat Hentoff of The Washington Post; Judge Robert Bork; Congressman Henry Hyde; and Kevin Berrill from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Funders: The Florence and John Schumann Foundation, American Bar Association, Corporation for Public Broadcasting