Has the South Outgrown the Voting Rights Act?

Hosted by

Conservatives and Liberals agree that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 helped blacks and other minorities get the right to vote in states of the former Confederacy. But Alabama and other states insist that times have changed, and next week the US Supreme Court will hear their challenge. Does the law infringe on state sovereignty? What about efforts to limit voting in last year's elections? Also, the Supreme Court considers campaign funding limits, and the true story behind John Ford's greatest Western movie sheds light on how American mythology is made.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while Martin Luther King and others look on, August 6, 1965.