‘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.

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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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