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Nina Totenberg on her life in journalism, from breaking Anita Hill’s story to friendship with RBG

She’s been called one of NPR’s “Founding Mothers,” but most people know NPR’s legal correspondent Nina Totenberg her clear and detailed explanation of the latest Supreme Court decisions.

One of her many groundbreaking stories was her scoop on the sexual harassment allegations leveled by Professor Anita Hill against now Chief Justice Clarence Thomas. There have also been controversies throughout her career, including criticism of the close relationships and friendships she forged with her sources, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Her new book is “Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships,” in which she celebrates and defends that friendship. Totenberg joins here now‘s Robin Young for a talk about her career, her relationships and her new book.

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