The fourth in a series of weekly historical radio shows produced on the campus of Georgetown University. The episode starts with a man getting a newspaper job and then turns into a discussion of the freedom of the press when an irate local man running for mayor takes offense to what the newspaper is publishing about him. He accuses the newspaper editor of slander. Flashback to the past. John Peter Zenger was a German American printer and journalist in New York City. Zenger printed The New York Weekly Journal, in which he voiced opinions critical of the governor, William Cosby. In 1734, Cosby accused him of libel. Zenger's lawyer, Andrew Hamilton, successfully defended him and a jury acquitted him of libel. Back in the present day, the editor vows to fight for his right to a free press.
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