John Seigenthaler knows the First Amendment perhaps as well as anyone. But it wasn’t always that way.
“It was almost 60 years ago that I first walked into a newsroom,” he said in his presentation to about 100 people at Seattle Public Library. “For most of those years as a working journalist, I took the First Amendment for granted.”
Not anymore. He founded the First Amendment Center in 1991 with the mission of creating national discussion, dialogue and debate about our First Amendment rights and values. [Read more...]