Free To Speak, a three-part public television series, examines the power and controversy of
free speech across nations and time.
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What is free speech? Is it an outdated idea? What about hate
speech? The three-part series Free To Speak underscores how
free speech is necessary for human survival as it presents
thought-provoking, ironic, and often heartbreaking stories. Host
Nadine Strossen is joined by free speech experts, critics, and
defenders to examine its power and controversy historically and
Thought Police examines the long history—and dire results—of
governments censoring speech.
The One True Faith explores the worldwide impact of free
speech on religion and science.
The Speech We Hate looks at threats to art and scholarship
with free speech under attack.
Nadine Strossen, host of the three-part public television
documentary, Free To Speak, is the John Marshall Harlan II
Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School, past
President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008),
and a Senior Fellow with the Foundation for Individual Rights
and Expression (FIRE). She is a leading expert and frequent
speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil
The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s
"100 Most Influential Lawyers," and several other publications
have named her one of the country’s most influential women.
Her many honorary degrees and awards include the National
Coalition Against Censorship’s Judy Blume Lifetime
Achievement Award for Free Speech (which will be presented in
November 2023) and the American Bar Association’s Margaret
Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award (2017).
Strossen’s 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with
Free Speech, Not Censorship, has earned praise from
ideologically diverse experts, including progressive Union
Theological Seminary Professor Cornel West and conservative
Princeton University Professor Robert George.
Free To Choose Media (FTCM) creates award-winning national
broadcast productions seeking to stimulate thought on vital
topics, including economics, taxes, education, civics, and
human rights. FTCM offers diverse voices, powerful stories, and
a fresh perspective on important global and national issues.
Most FTCM programs are available on public television stations
across the U.S., on Amazon, YouTube, and at
freetochoosenetwork.org. Free To Choose Media is the film
production arm of Free To Choose Network.