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Celebrating 230 Years Of The First Amendment

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Georgia State University
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This is the Manager’s Minute.

Last week was the anniversary of an important milestone in American history: ratification of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution: The Bill of Rights.

States ratified the amendments 230 years ago - on December 15, 1791.

The forty-five words of the First Amendment establish five freedoms – speech, press, religion, assembly, and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. As a media organization, we celebrate the press freedoms of the First Amendment in our work every day.

First Amendment rights are not absolute – there are limitations - but they form a cornerstone of American democracy. And we take seriously the freedom, and responsibility, that journalism holds in furthering civic engagement and enlightened citizenship.

Thanks for listening, and for supporting public service journalism and KGOU.

Happy Holidays!

With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

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Dick Pryor has more than 30 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November 2016.
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