(CBS Local) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a Supreme Court judge for more than two decades and one of the most influential figures in American history. On Friday evening Comedy Central pays homage to the late Ginsburg with a special programme called The Trevor Noah Daily Show : Think RBG – National Ugly Cries with Desi Lidik.
It’s been a little over a month since Ginsburg died, and she’s already been replaced by Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Supreme Court. In a special edition, Lidick pays tribute to the RBG by interviewing people such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, a gay couple married to Jeansburg and Betsy West, and Julie Cohen, the director of the RBG documentary.
HOLLYWOOD, THE 22ND. MORE HERUM: Daily Show correspondent Desi Laidik visited the EFYC 2017 on the 22nd. May 2017. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Pictures for Comedy Center)
Just after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg there was this collective feeling that so many women felt grief and sorrow, Lydick told local CBS DJ Sixsmith. There was panic and denial and anger. We tried to think about that and we wondered if we could take a step back and assess some of the results achieved. He’s a titan, and we’d sit on his inheritance for a while. Celebrate this five-step journey of grief and get to work by talking to lawyers and opinion leaders about what’s going to happen and where we’re going.
Lidik enjoyed putting together this particular project because she said it was a catharsis to help her work through the emotions associated with Ginsburg’s death. A Daily Show correspondent believes that humour is a powerful ingredient in the fight against all the dangers of life.
The Daily Show is so often, when we go there, the way we can make it fun, it’s so frustrating, Lydick said. It’s really the only way to get through something. It seemed like a real catharsis, and we sat down with so many experts, and many women reacted strangely to what they heard on the news. Three out of four women shouted on top of their lungs and had to apologize to their neighbors.
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Lidic specials at Comedy Central on Friday the 30th. October at 11 p.m. EST/PST. While the guests in this special offer have specific reasons why they have been influenced by the RBG, Lidik likes to concentrate on what Ginzburg was able to achieve before he went to the Supreme Court.
It occurred to me that she had that influence before she went to the Supreme Court, Lydick said. She has spent her entire career as a young lawyer fighting legal discrimination across the country. There are laws that say men and women drink differently. All kinds of laws, and she was so brilliant at her approach. She brought cases before the court where the victims were men. She thought about the future and told me how to reach those nine male judges. It was a brilliant move, and she played a long game.
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