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The issue isn’t just rhetorical for these two free speech advocates.  They’ve faced real-life consequences for their convictions.

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OZY's electrifying TV show serves up provocative questions each week.OZY's electrifying TV show serves up provocative questions each week. We want to hear your thoughts: thirdrail@ozy.com

Welcome to Third Rail With OZYa terrific new TV show presented by OZY and WGBHwhere we debate provocative hot topics with experts and celebrities every Friday night.

Our debate on free speech and the first amendment in episode four was so timely and important that we had more guests than usual.  Former American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen and Flemming Rose, the Danish journalist at the center of a controversy surrounding satirical cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

The subject of this week’s show — “Is Free Speech Alive and Well?” — was debated with special guests Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women’s March, NFL free agent James Ihedigbo, Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu and political correspondent Emily Miller. Weigh in on social media (#ThirdRailPBS), email us at thirdrail@ozy.com with your take, and join us next Friday at 8:30/7:30c on PBS or online!

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