This is a series of thirteen half-hour programs re-examining the Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America that are explored in the award-winning series PZ0047 Bill of Rights Radio Education Project. The Bicentennial edition of the Bill of Rights Radio Education Project is produced by Adi Gevins, and the series is a Corporation for Public Broadcasting award-winner.
The topics covered in this series are the insanity defense; abortion; media coverage of courtroom trials; gun control and the Second Amendment; the First Amendment as regards national security intelligence; sex education in the public schools; Native American land claims; the First Amendment versus censorship groups; the Eighth Amendment regarding cruel and unusual punishment in the penal system; the Constitutional rights of citizens and non-citizens; freedom of religion in American penal institutions; prayer in the public schools; and censorship and public libraries.
Producers of the original series include Ginna Allison, Deborah Amos, Laurie Garrett, Adi Gevins, Amina Hassan, Richard Mahler, Kathy McAnally, Patricia Neighmond, Anita Parlow, Geri Pizzi, John Reiger, Marie Ritzo, Yemayah Rollins, David Selvin, Peggy Stein, and Michael Yoshida. Announcers for the series are Kathy McAnally and Brenda Wilson. David Rapkin is the engineer for the entire series.
The Bicentennial edition of the Bill of Rights radio education project was sponsored by the Pacifica Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, with funding from Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri; and the California Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.