Betsy West is a television producer, video journalist, and filmmaker known for the movie RBG.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last week at the age of 87. The conversation has quickly moved to the politics around her replacement, but what kind of legacy did she leave? In the award-winning documentary RBG, filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West chronicle the life of Ginsburg, from her rise to the judicial branch to becoming the 'Notorious RBG.' NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg also joins this encore conversation with Sam, Betsy, and Julie.
As we remember the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we revisit a February 2019 conversation with the directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG” and “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Michelle Miller. Filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen discuss how Ginsburg went from being the “legal backbone” of the women’s rights movement to a pop culture phenomenon dubbed the “Notorious RBG” by millennials. They detail the obstacles Ginsburg faced as one of the few women enrolled in Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, her love story with her husband Marty Ginsburg, and the powerful wording of her dissenting opinions on the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday night at the age of 87. Documentarians Julie Cohen and Besty West got to know Ginsburg intimately while filming a documentary about her life, 2018's "RBG." They join us to discuss the film, and Ginsburg's life and legacy. In honor of her life, CNN rebroadcast "RBG" this past weekend, and the film will be available On Demand on CNNgo platforms for 7 days until 9/27. 
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