A Look Back at the Life of Bill Kunstler

February 11, 1997


We look back at one of the towering figures
of the last thirty years — activist attorney William Kunstler.
From the Freedom Rides to the Chicago Conspiracy Trial, from the
Attica prison rebellion to the siege at Wounded Knee, Bill Kunstler
was more than an eyewitness to some of the decisive moments in
recent American history — he was one of its makers.

Before Bill Kunstler died last year, he was able record on tape his
autobiography — My Life as a Radical Lawyer. He was also able to
fulfill one last dream — working as a stand up comedian. But
before we go to a rare tape of Bill Kunstler live at Caroline’s
Comedy Club in New York City, we’re going to hear excerpts from the
audio tape of his autobiography.


BILL KUNSTLER, father, husband, activist attorney, poet and

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