An Interview with William O. Douglas

An Interview with William O. Douglas

William O. Douglas FW07350 / FC 7350

Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas (1898–1980) was interviewed by journalist Howard Langer in 1957. In the interview Douglas discusses how the Supreme Court functions and its role in the American judicial system. Douglas also delves into his adventures abroad, his belief that “travel emphasizes that the human race is one big brotherhood,” and how people around the world had “come to identify America with things military and with dollars—not with warmhearted friendship, understanding and sympathy, with ideas of freedom and liberty.” Liner notes include a transcription of the interview and a teaching guide.

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Instructional; Music--Juvenile; Spoken word; United States History
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101 This is Howard Langer In New York… William O. Douglas 1:27
102 Here is Justice Douglas now in the... William O. Douglas 0:38
103 Justice Douglas, what is the function… William O. Douglas 1:05
104 What does the court decide as… William O. Douglas 0:24
105 Does the Supreme Court have any role… William O. Douglas 0:28
106 Which Supreme Court Justice has had… William O. Douglas 0:37
107 What qualities in him did you admire?... William O. Douglas 0:24
108 Justice Douglas, you are considered… William O. Douglas 1:05
109 What is a typical week's schedule in… William O. Douglas 0:53
110 Is that the routine thorughout the… William O. Douglas 0:30
111 How is the voting done? Is that done… William O. Douglas 0:20
112 Justice Douglas, during your lifetime… William O. Douglas 0:38
113 Speaking about mountains, you once wrote… William O. Douglas 1:17
114 You have traveled all over the world… William O. Douglas 1:35
115 In what ways are we being misunderstood by… William O. Douglas 0:39
116 In your estimation, have we been gaining… William O. Douglas 1:01
117 Do you have any idea as to how this can… William O. Douglas 0:39
118 Do you think, then, that a study of… William O. Douglas 0:27
119 Justice Douglas, if you had a chance to… William O. Douglas 1:07
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