One on 1: First Amendment Interview Series

One on 1: First Amendment Interview Series

In the One on 1 series, you’ll hear from various people who have personal experience with, and viewpoints on, the First Amendment.

These short, in-depth interviews reveal how Americans practice and value their First Amendment freedoms, and will encourage you to do the same. 


Episode 5: Matt Storin

“The First Amendment is like the owner’s manual.”

Matt Storin is the former editor of the Boston Globe. He talks to us about how the freedom of the press protected himself and his newspaper from being sued for reporting on the truth.

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Episode 4: Noelle Trent

“The First Amendment is Americans’ superpower.”

Noelle Trent is the Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education at the National Civil Rights Museum. She talks to us about the movement in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, differences between the protests of today and in the ’60s, and how the First Amendment is Americans’ “superpower”.

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Bill Nemitz

Episode 3: Bill Nemitz

“WRDS MTR: We need to listen to each other.”

Bill Nemitz is an opinion columnist for the Portland Press Herald, and has worked in journalism for four decades. He tells us about his experiences with the First Amendment –including thoughts on the “c-word” (censorship), Governor Paul LePage, and vulgar vanity plates.

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One on 1 with Chet Lunner

Episode 2: Chet Lunner

“Fake news: not a new problem, it’s a new platform.”

Chet Lunner, national correspondent, press secretary, and intel officer, has a unique perspective on the role of fake news, the First Amendment, and our national government.

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One on 1: Gene Policinski

Episode 1: Gene Policinski

“Educating people about their five freedoms is a life’s work.”

Gene Policinski is the senior fellow for the First Amendment at the Freedom Forum, and president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute.

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