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Advocates; Should we legalize marijuana?

Part of The Advocates.

09/09/1979

Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Avi Nelson Advocate: William Rusher Witnesses: Peter Meyers – Chief Counsel, NORML Dr. Lester Grinspoon – Professor, Harvard Medical School Dr. Robert DuPont – Founding Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse James Buckley – Former US Senator


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Series
Advocates
Program
Should we legalize marijuana?
Program Number

619

Series Description

A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

Program Description

Moderator: Michael Dukakis Advocate: Avi Nelson Advocate: William Rusher Witnesses: Peter Meyers – Chief Counsel, NORML Dr. Lester Grinspoon – Professor, Harvard Medical School Dr. Robert DuPont – Founding Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse James Buckley – Former US Senator Co-produced with the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Bears WGBH copyright.

Duration

00:59:29

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Grinspoon, Lester, 1928-
Buckley, James Lane, 1923-
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
DuPont, Robert L., 1936-
Rusher, William A., 1923-2011
Locations
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Genres
Debate
Topics
Social Issues
Public Affairs
Contributors
Grinspoon, Lester (Guest)
Meyers, Peter (Guest)
Rusher, William (Guest)
Dukakis, Michael (Moderator)
Nelson, Avi (Guest)
Buckley, James (Guest)
Dupont, Robert (Guest)
Publication Information
Supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.
Citation
Chicago: “Advocates; Should we legalize marijuana?,” 09/09/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6912E5D0C7CB41EE8E7260C267DCCF03.
MLA: “Advocates; Should we legalize marijuana?.” 09/09/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6912E5D0C7CB41EE8E7260C267DCCF03>.
APA: Advocates; Should we legalize marijuana?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6912E5D0C7CB41EE8E7260C267DCCF03
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