Judy Woodruff to Moderate “For Us, By Us: America’s Trust In & Expectations of, The Constitution” Program Sept. 18
Press Release · Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Washington, DC


On Tuesday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m., broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will moderate the National Archives’ annual State of the Constitution event titledFor Us, By Us: America's Trust In & Expectations of, The Constitution. Presented in partnership with the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier

Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, will lead a panel discussion with Susan Glasser, Journalist, The New Yorker/Politico; Hasan Jeffries, Professor of History, Ohio State University; and Rachna Choudhry, Founder and CMO, POPVOX, on the results of a national survey commissioned by James Madison’s Montpelier, assessing Americans’ understandings, perceptions, and attitudes towards the Constitution. The experts will explore survey data revealing which Constitutional issues are the most important to individuals, and which American's feel are more important to the nation as a whole.  

The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. and live streamed on YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  This public program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made online.

Check out the National Archives News feature, Celebrating Constitution Day, to learn more about our related special events, including a Naturalization Ceremony, a Constitution Day Family Day, and an Archives Sleepover.

Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at NBC, CNN and PBS.  She is the author of This is Judy Woodruff at the White House, is founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation; serves on the boards of trustee of the Freedom Forum, The Duke Endowment, the Carnegie Corporation of New York; is a trustee emerita of the Urban Institute; and a member of Public Radio International's Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.

James Madison’s Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States. As a museum of American history and center for constitutional education, Montpelier engages the public by connecting the past to the present through the lens of the Constitution and exploring the enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people. Montpelier is administered by The Montpelier Foundation and is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.  More information online

The National Archives, permanent home of the Constitution, is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at:

The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. For upcoming programs, visit the Calendar of Events online:


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