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Published on Dec 17, 2013
For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by someone who played an essential role in one of the most important First Amendment cases in modern American history. James C. Goodale was vice chair and general counsel for the New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers and led the paper's legal team in its fight against the Nixon administration. He is often called "the father of reporter's privilege" and remains to this day and powerful advocate for the freedom of the press. In addition to his legal work - Goodale has taught at Yale, NYU and Fordham University. His new book - "Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles" is a must read for anyone who wants an in-depth look at one of the most famous Supreme Court cases of the past 40 years. James Goodale joins us now from our New York studios.