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.

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

The Atlantic: America is Living James Madison’s Nightmare

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "We are living, in short, in a Madisonian nightmare. How did we get here, and how can we escape?"

September 11, 2018

WHYY, Radio Times: What a Week!… a News Roundup

President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on WHYY's Radio Times.

September 7, 2018

MSNBC, Morning Joe: Kavanaugh, Twitter and Facebook in Hot Seat This Week

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the pardon power, and more on Morning Joe.

September 6, 2018

NPR, All Things Considered: National Constitution Center CEO Weighs in on Kavanaugh Senate Hearings

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, about Brett Kavanaugh's record on questions of executive power, and cases which might come before him.

September 5, 2018

WNYC, The Brian Lehrer Show: Kavanaugh Confirmation Day 2

Jeffery Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, offers analysis of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

September 5, 2018

CSPAN: Presidential History and Memory

President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins The White House Historical Association's Presidents in History and Memory panel.

August 28, 2018

1A, WAMU 88.5: Executive Power: Laws And Limits

"President Trump has survived scandal after scandal. Will the latest be any different?" CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins WAMU's 1A to discuss.

August 23, 2018

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