American Experience

Sandra Day O'Connor: The First

Season 33 Episode 6 | 1h 51m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

Discover the story of the Supreme Court’s first female justice. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, Sandra Day O'Connor was the deciding vote in cases on some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

Aired: 09/13/21

Expires: 09/13/24

Rating: TV-PG

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