From September 13-17, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) presents new judicial-themed programming for its popular American Experience series. During September, American Experience features the historical journeys of individuals involved in legal affairs of the last century. From the story about the Supreme Court's first female justice, to a legendary boxer's battle to overturn a prison sentence, PBS's programming highlights “MMLA is grateful for the opportunity to sponsor this series” said Melinda Hugdahl, Development Director at MMLA. “It connects viewers to us, and our critical work toward equal justice for all.”
The inaugural episode, Sandra Day O'Connor: The First, recounted the contributions of the Supreme Court's first female justice and how she both reflected and shaped an era. During her 25 years on the Supreme Court, O'Connor was the critical swing vote on cases involving some of the 20th century's most controversial issues.
For more about the series (most episodes will be aired more than once), see TPT’s schedule, and follow them on social: TPT - Twin Cities PBS | Facebook, Twin Cities PBS (@tptofficial) • Instagram photos and videos, Twin Cities PBS (@tpt) / Twitter.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is a sponsor of the series, and viewers will see a special public service video about what Legal Aid offers the community during the broadcasts.