A new four-part PBS series on the Constitution, starting Tuesday, May 7 includes a clip filmed in Dominican University’s Quad. The series, hosted by Peter Sagal, host of the popular NPR news quiz program Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, explores some of today’s most controversial debates, including free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, separation of church and state, gun control and presidential power post 9/11.
The clip featuring Dominican is part of the episode focusing on the separation of church and state. Sagal, an Oak Park resident, suggested Dominican to his film crew when they were looking for a quintessential academic setting. The clip involves Sagal’s conversation with Rick Garnett, professor of political science and founder of the University of Notre Dame’s program in church, state and society.
Over the course of the series, Sagal hits the road on a red, white and blue Harley-Davidson, visiting dozens of cities and small towns from New York to San Francisco, including stops in Missoula, MT and Tyler, TX. During each episode, Sagal talks with prominent legal scholars, historians and public figures as well as regular folks.
The series will be shown on Channel 11 in Chicago, beginning Tuesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. For a preview of the program, click here.