Democracy Now!

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Democracy Now!
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Headlines; Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis; Impeachment; Judge Leon Higginbotham

(5 Minutes) Headlines President Clinton met this morning with his National Security Council to discuss a report that Iraq is not cooperating with UN weapons inspectors. Administration officials said today that US forces remain poised for a military attack against Iraq, and could strike at any time. GUEST: Dan Handelman, Activist (14 Minutes) Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Last night, major African American figures from the entertainment world came together to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Interview with many guests about their thoughts on the possible impeachment of President Clinton. GUESTS: Bill Cosby, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou, Susan Taylor, Sidney Poitier. (19 minutes) Impeachment Cont. GUEST: Douglas Turner Ward, playwright, director and founder of the Negro Ensemble Company. GUEST: Dick Gregory, comedian and human rights activist. (17 Minutes) Judge Leon Higginbotham A look at the life of Judge Leon Higginbotham who died Monday in Boston. He was legal scholar, author, historian and voice for the oppressed. TAPE OF: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., retired chief judge emeritus of the US Court of Appeals, the Public Service Professor of Jurisprudence at the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and the author of BOOK: SHADES OF FREEDOM speaking at the 1996 commencement for Weslyan College in Middletown, NJ.

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WPFW; Julie Drizin, Amy Goodman; December 16, 1998
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