Nothing But the Truth

October 11, 2007

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Playwright Authur Miller testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1956).
On both sides ot the red/blue divide, Americans can at least all agree that they want the truth.  But how is the truth defined, and who controls it?  Is the law built to defend the people's right to the truth or the government's purpose and responsibility in seeking it?  How do the media, business, and personal belief play a role?
 
Join a panel of prominent Chicagoans as they take a step back from Authur Miller's The Crucible to look at the themes of the work as they relate to truth. 
 
Panelists include: Rob Warden, Northwestern University's Center on Wrongful Convictions; Steve Huntley, Sun-Times columnist; Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern's Children & Family Justice Center; and moderator U.S. District Court Judge David Coar.
 
This event is presented as a part of the twelfth One Book, One Chicago program presented by the Chicago Public Library. One Book, One Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to read the same book at the same time and to gather together in discussion with friends and neighbors. The Fall 2007 selection is The Crucible, by Arthur Miller.
 
Recorded Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Chicago Public Library.