Thursday, January 17, 2019

‘RBG:’ As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovers from surgery, a remarkable film charts her trajectory

Despite her illnesses, in her 25 years on the court Ginsburg has never missed a day of oral argument.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital following surgery that removed two malignant growths in her left lung. Doctors called the surgery a success and said there’s no sign that Ginsburg’s cancer has spread. The health of the liberal 85-year-old justice – the oldest sitting justice on the Supreme Court bench – has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. In November, she was hospitalized after a fall that resulted in three fractured ribs. She previously fractured two ribs in 2012 and has twice survived cancer – pancreatic cancer in 2009 and colon cancer in 1999. Despite her illnesses, in her 25 years on the court Ginsburg has never missed a day of oral argument. We turn now to a remarkable award-winning documentary released earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. It’s called ”RBG.”

Guests

  • Julie Cohen

    co-director and producer of RBG, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Betsy West

    co-director and producer of the documentary RBG, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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