Constitution Center in the News

In the News

The National Constitution Center’s exhibitions, programs, and initiatives receive prominent coverage in regional and national media. Below is just a sampling of the Center’s recent coverage.

Aspen Ideas Festival: The Framers of the Constitution: What Were They Like?

What were America’s Founders like as individuals? And what would they think of American democracy today? CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses on the Aspen Ideas to Go podcast.

November 14, 2018

CBS Philly: New Jersey Veteran Talks About Vietnam War At National Constitution Center’s Veterans Day Celebration

At the National Constitution Center, in the observance of Veterans Day, a day of exploration was extended to visitors for free.

November 12, 2018

The Inquirer: ‘Meet a Veteran’ Talks Bring the Constitution Center to Life — and Death

"The aim of Veterans Talks — which runs through Friday — is to match the museum's exhibits on war and service with real voices, said Kerry Sautner, the center's chief learning officer."

November 6, 2018

Univision: An Explanation of the 14th Amendment that Trump Wants to Change

"The constitutional question, says Gilbert, is 'if the US-born parents who did not come here legally would be considered citizens, that's where we have to interpret the 14th Amendment.'"

November 4, 2018

The Hill: The Birthright Citizenship Debate Explained

"Understanding the 14th Amendment and the general concepts of its Citizenship Clause is worth the effort if you want to follow the debate."

November 1, 2018

CNN: Understanding the 14th Amendment (And What It Says About Birthright Citizenship)

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments were designed to enshrine Lincoln's promise of a new America."

October 31, 2018

MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle: How Does the 14th Amendment Protect Birthright Citizenship?

As President Trump considers signing an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship, CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins Ali Velshi to break down if this is even constitutionally possible.

October 30, 2018

AP: George W. Bush, Laura Bush to Be Honored for Work With Vets

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have been named this year’s recipients of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans.

October 17, 2018

The Atlantic: Free Speech Will Survive This Moment

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the Constitution's Bill of Rights and free speech at The Atlantic Festival: “This is the reveal. These are the values. We ascribe to them. We embrace them. We must revere them.”

October 3, 2018

The Atlantic: The ‘Nightmare’ of a Tweeting President

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “The idea of a tweeting president would have been a Madisonian dystopia.”

September 28, 2018

NPR Illinois, 1A: A Controversial Confirmation Process Grows Ever More Complicated

National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins 1A to discuss the status of Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.

September 24, 2018

Our American Stories: Bringing Our Constitution To Life

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, shares stories of how early Americans created the world’s longest surviving constitution.

September 20, 2018

DeVos to Students: Don’t Hide Behind a Twitter Handle

"DeVos appeared at the National Constitution Center at a student Town Hall to talk about the First Amendment as part of the center’s annual Constitution Day ..."

September 17, 2018

NBC 10 Philadelphia: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Talks Freedom of Speech at Schools, Takes Students’ Questions in Philly

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered remarks and took questions from middle, high school and college students in the audience Monday morning at the National Constitution Center.

September 17, 2018

WMMR Public Affairs: The Constitution Center

Kerry Sautner, Chief Learning Officer, and Lana Ulrich, In-House Counsel, from The Constitution Center were in the WMMR studios to discuss the basics of The Constitution.

September 14, 2018

The Atlantic: Is Democracy Dying?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins Radio Atlantic to discuss the future of American democracy.

September 14, 2018

Education Week: Constitution Day Is Coming. Here’s a Roundup of Lessons and Resources.

"On Monday, the Center will hold 15 conversations on free speech, each between two classrooms located in different parts of the country."

September 13, 2018

The New York Times: Freedom of Speech? A Lesson on Understanding the Protections and Limits of the First Amendment

This lesson plan was created in partnership with the National Constitution Center in advance of Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

September 12, 2018

The New York Times: Why Is Freedom of Speech an Important Right? When, if Ever, Can It Be Limited?

The National Constitution Center teams up with The New York Times Learning Network for a student opinion question on speech rights under the First Amendment.

September 12, 2018

The Atlantic: The American Crisis

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “The central question in our democratic age is this: Is it possible to slow down the direct expression of popular passion?"

September 11, 2018

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