ANTHONY LEWIS INTERVIEW

 Anthony Lewis wrote the landmark book “Gideon's Trumpet” and a regular column for The New York Times. Photo credit: Boston Globe/Getty Images.

Anthony Lewis wrote the landmark book “Gideon's Trumpet” and a regular column for The New York Times. Photo credit: Boston Globe/Getty Images.

For more than fifty years, journalist Anthony Lewis covered politics, journalism and the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court. In the process, he earned two Pulitzer Prizes, became a columnist for The New York Times, and wrote numerous books including “Gideon’s Trumpet,” “Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment,” and “Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.” 

In 2011 Adam was asked to teach about “Gideon’s Trumpet” at a judicial conference. “Gideon’s Trumpet” chronicles the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision that required states to provide lawyers for all indigent criminal defendants. During the session, Adam interviewed Mr. Lewis by phone in front of the live audience.
 
Following this introduction, Mr. Lewis agreed to sit down for a more wide-ranging conversation about the current state of our nation’s highest court. Published by History News Network, Adam’s interview was one of the last Mr. Lewis granted before his death in March 2013 at the age of 85.

Interview, Part 1:
“The Supreme Court is a Very Great ... Institution,” but Today It’s “Outrageous”

 
Interview, Part 2:
“People in the Press are Just as Patriotic” as Everyone Else