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

Airs Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Friday, Sept. 25 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS Video App

Key art featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg for

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Above: Key art featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg for "RBG: Her Legacy & The Court's Future, A PBS NEWSHOUR Special."

At this moment, the country is mourning a historic civil rights figure and a cultural icon, and we are also being torn further in political acrimony over the fight to fill her seat.

PBS NEWSHOUR will focus on both of these major themes, with conversations with people who knew and worked with Ginsberg, others who carry her work forward in the law, as well as reporting on the battle to replace her. They will discuss how that is changing the remaining days of the campaign, and also possibly the very structure and nature of the Senate and the Court themselves.

Along with these thoughtful conversations and news making interviews, we also will include Ruth Bader Ginsberg in her own words — from various interviews NEWSHOUR and PBS have done in the past — and a wide range of voices of people explaining what RBG meant to them.

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Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who long stood for women’s rights issues and became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She died at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. Aired: 09/19/20

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Ginsburg death sparks political battle weeks before election

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has created an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court -- mere weeks before a presidential election. Now a major political battle is brewing over whether that spot should be filled by President Trump now or by the candidate who is elected in November and inaugurated in January. The result could determine the Court’s trajectory for decades to come. John Yang reports. Aired: 09/21/20

Photo credit: By Ralph Alswang / Public Domain

Chief Justice William Rehnquist swearing in Ginsburg as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, as her husband Martin Ginsburg and President Bill Clinton watch, August 10, 1993.

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