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'RBG' premieres on Labor Day on CNN

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Cornell.

The television broadcast premiere of “RBG,” a multidimensional portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, airs Monday, Sept. 3, at 9 p.m. and midnight EDT on CNN, and will stream live on CNNGo.

The critically acclaimed film, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, looks at Ginsburg’s life and its many lessons, her legal legacy and her status as a multigenerational pop culture icon. The film features exclusive interviews with the justice and with Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, Sen. Orrin Hatch and others; scenes from Ginsburg’s career and private life, including previously unseen home movies, are also included.

“RBG” spends considerable time on Ginsburg’s years at Cornell, where she met her late husband, Martin Ginsburg ’53, and how he inspired her achievements. A companion podcast, “Beyond Notorious,” hosted by CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Jeffrey Toobin, provides additional context on Ginsburg’s life and career.

The documentary, produced by CNN Films, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January and had a limited theatrical run this year.

The film will be available on demand starting Sept. 4, and will encore on CNN Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern.

Cornell Cinema also will screen the film on campus Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Willard Straight Theatre, with a panel discussion.

– Daniel Aloi

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