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Advocates; Should the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) be ratified?

Approximate date: 1978

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Should the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) be ratified?
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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

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Moderator: Marilyn Berger Advocate: Laurence Tribe Advocate: Jules Gerard Witnesses: Barbara Babcock – Assistant US Attorney General, Civil Division Eleanor Smeal – President, National Organization for Women (NOW) Phyllis Schlafly – President, Stop ERA Sen. Sam Ervin, Jr. – Former Senator, North Carolina Bears WGBH copyright.

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Social Issues
Public Affairs
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