Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Monday, May 13, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
Does the U.S. Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Peter Sagal, host of "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!", recently hit the road to find out. In his new four-part PBS series, Sagal travels across the country by motorcycle in search of how the U.S. Constitution works and how it doesn’t; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Join the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and WBEZ as they team up to present a deeper discussion of the issues that arise in the series with Peter Sagal and the UChicago Law School’s Todd Henderson.
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Peter Sagal became the host of "Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!," an hourlong comedy news quiz on NPR, in May 1998. Since then, it has become one of the most popular shows on radio, heard by 3 million listeners a week, on more than 500 public radio stations nationwide, and heard by a million more via a top 10 podcast. He has interviewed John McCain, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Elvis Costello, Tom Hanks, Larry King, Randy Newman and dozens of other actors, writers, musicians, politicians, and celebrities. Among Sagal's honors are a George Foster Peabody Award for "Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!" Others include the Lannan Foundation Award for Best New American Play, a DramaLogue award for directing, grants from the Jerome and McKnight Foundations and a residency grant at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
M. Todd Henderson
Todd Henderson is a Professor of Law and Aaron Director Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. Henderson received an engineering degree cum laude from Princeton University in 1993. He worked for several years designing and building dams in California before matriculating at the University of Chicago Law School. While at the Law School, Todd was an Editor of the Law Review and captained the Law School's all-University champion intramural football team. He graduated magna cum laude in 1998 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Todd served as clerk to the Hon. Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then practiced appellate litigation at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company.
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