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    • Rachel Carson
      Rachel Carson
      Season 2007 - Episode 09.21.07
      9/21/07
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      The Environmental Protection Agency looks to her as a founding inspiration and the Fish & Wildlife Service as a source of agency pride. The EPA's official history site states: "There is no question...that SILENT SPRING prompted the Federal Government to take action against water and air pollution, as well as against the misuse of pesticides several years before it otherwise might have moved." But the common view of Rachel Carson's impact goes far beyond government bureaucracy. Carson and her most famous book, SILENT SPRING, are credited with no less than inspiring the modern global environmental movement. In its collection of the 100 most important people of the 20th Century, TIME magazine said: "Before there was an environmental movement, there was one brave woman and her very brave book." In 2007, the centenary of Carson's birth is being celebrated around the world, and her work is still making waves just as it did in 1962.moreless
    • The Journal: A Conservative Plan for Healthcare?
      The Journal: A Conservative Plan for Healthcare?
      Season 2009 - Episode 08.13.09
      8/13/09
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      Conservative journalist David Frum worries that Republicans would only win a failing status quo in their fight to kill health care reform. Also on the program, the JOURNAL sorts fact from spin in the health care debate. Media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman discuss the messages in health care ads today.moreless
    • The Journal: Critical Condition
      The Journal: Critical Condition
      Season 2009 - Episode 08.20.09
      8/20/09
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      Filmmaker Roger Weisberg puts a human face to the 47 million uninsured in America in CRITICAL CONDITION. The film follows families fighting illness without health coverage.
    • The Journal: Keeping the Faith
      The Journal: Keeping the Faith
      Season 2007 - Episode 05.03.07
      5/3/07
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      Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers to commencement at Pat Robertson's Regents University for a closer look at its mission to ensure Biblical principles are reflected in the law of the land. Nick Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of the libertarian monthly Reason magazine. Historian Marilyn B. Young, co-editor of Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn from the Past.moreless
    • The Journal: Jonathan Miller & Carlo Bonini
      The Journal: Jonathan Miller & Carlo Bonini
      Season 2007 - Episode 05.03.07
      5/3/07
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      Investigative reporter Carlo Bonini, takes viewers on the trail of the forged intelligence documents purporting that Iraq sought to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger. Jerry Miller, the 200th person exonerated by postconviction DNA testing about clearing his name; and British renaissance man - physician, author, & director of theater and opera - Jonathan Miller about the hidden story of atheism.moreless
    • The Journal: U.S. Torture and Consequences?
      The Journal: U.S. Torture and Consequences?
      Season 2009 - Episode 04.30.09
      4/30/09
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      Bill Moyers sits down with Bruce Fein, former deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the American Freedom Agenda, and Mark Danner, who has been reporting on the US treatment and interrogation of detainees. Also on the program, the Journal profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes.moreless
    • The Journal: Jon Stewart & Josh Marshall
      The Journal: Jon Stewart & Josh Marshall
      Season 2009 - Episode 04.26.09
      4/26/09
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      Jon Stewart, the anchor of the award-winning The Daily Show for eight years, about why so many get their news and analysis from his fake news show. Also on the program: Josh Marshall, blogger and publisher of the influential talkingpointsmemo.com, gives his perspective on role of politics in the recent firings of federal prosecutors. And Bill Moyers remembers David Halberstam.moreless
    • The Journal: Reforming American Health Care
      Season 2009 - Episode 05.21.09
      5/21/09
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      Advocate Donna Smith on how our broken system is hurting ordinary Americans. Then, policy analysts and physicians Sidney Wolfe of Public Citizen and David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program join Bill Moyers for a frank discussion about the political and logistical feasibility of a single-payer system amidst the troubled economy and a government dominated by lobbyists.moreless
    • Profits Before Patients
      Profits Before Patients
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.30.09
      7/30/09
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      With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform. And, a Bill Moyers Essay.
    • Debating Health Care Reform
      Debating Health Care Reform
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.23.09
      7/23/09
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      Bill Moyers sits down with Trudy Lieberman and Dr. Marcia Angell to discuss health care reform. And BILL MOYERS JOURNAL revisits a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media.
    • Robert Reich and Kaye and Brookhiser
      Robert Reich and Kaye and Brookhiser
      Season 2009 - Episode 06.11.09
      6/11/09
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      Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about the influence of lobbyists on policy, the economy, and the ongoing debate over public health care. On the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine's death, Bill Moyers discusses the influential early American with scholar Harvey J. Kaye and National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser.moreless
    • Women Fight for Peace
      Women Fight for Peace
      Season 2009 - Episode 06.18.09
      6/18/09
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      Instructed by a dream and organized in prayer, Leymah Gbowee and thousands of everyday women in Liberia confronted warlords and a corrupt president to successfully fight for peace and dignity in their war-torn nation. Journal guest host Lynn Sherr interviews Leymah Gbowee and Abigail Disney, who documented their inspiring tale in the award-winning film Pray the Devil Back to Hell.moreless
    • W.S. Merwin
      W.S. Merwin
      Season 2009 - Episode 06.25.09
      6/25/09
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      On the heels of winning this year's Pulitzer prize for poetry, W.S. Merwin joins Bill Moyers for a wide-ranging conversation about language, his writing process, the natural world, and the insights gleaned from a much-lauded career of more than 50 years.
    • Faith & Social Justice
      Faith & Social Justice
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.02.09
      7/2/09
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      Bill Moyers speaks with Cornel West, Serene Jones, and Gary Dorrien for a fresh take on what our core ethics and values as a society say about America's politics, policy, and the challenges of balancing capitalism and democracy.
    • Profits Over People
      Profits Over People
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.09.09
      7/9/09
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      With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform. And, a Bill Moyers Essay.
    • Robert Wright on the Idea of God
      Robert Wright on the Idea of God
      Season 2009 - Episode 07.16.09
      7/16/09
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      In his new book, "The Evolution of God," bestselling author Robert Wright examines how the idea of God has changed through history. Wright sits down with Bill Moyers to discuss why he thinks the notion of God is imperative to a moral society. And, Bill Moyers talks with two environmental activists who are disappointed in Obama's progress on climate change. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay on health care.moreless
    • The Journal: Pakistan Analysis and Educated Consumers
      5/14/09
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      As the world follows the violence and unrest in Pakistan, Bill Moyers speaks with historian Juan Cole and journalist Shahan Mufti about the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, how it relates to the war in Afghanistan, and why they think Pakistan is not likely to become a failed state anytime soon. Daniel Goleman on how better educated consumers can help build a sustainable economy.moreless
    • Katrina Recovery Gone Wrong?
      Katrina Recovery Gone Wrong?
      Season 2009 - Episode 08.23.09
      8/23/09
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      Two years after Katrina, casinos, hotels and condos are coming back strong in the hardest hit areas of Mississippi, but tens of thousands of people are still displaced. Bill Moyers Journal profiles a group known as The Steps Coalition, which is fighting on behalf of families who are still in need of housing, and examines what's happened to the money Congress sent to rebuild.moreless
    • Mass Media and Katrina Hero
      Mass Media and Katrina Hero
      Season 2007 - Episode 08.23.07
      8/23/07
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      Media consolidation isn't widely covered by the mainstream press, but potential changes being considered to the rules governing the nation's big media companies could have far reaching effects on democracy. A report on the disappearance of local news and community radio and in-depth interviews with journalist Rick Karr, media activist Hannah Sassaman, and FCC Commissioner Michael Copps.moreless
    • The Journal: Foreign Lobbying. Imam Zaid Shakir
      The Journal: Foreign Lobbying. Imam Zaid Shakir
      Season 2009 - Episode 06.21.09
      6/21/09
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      Harper's Magazine editor Ken Silverstein on going undercover to recruit lobbyists to help improve the image of Turkmenistan, a corrupt foreign government with appalling human rights abuses. Imam Zaid Shakir has been called a voice of conscience for American Muslims, but his views on Islam in America put him at the center of a heated debate about faith and culture.moreless
    • The Journal: CEOs Flying High
      The Journal: CEOs Flying High
      Season 2007 - Episode 06.07.07
      6/7/07
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      While a $1.4 billion a year cut in labor expenses have ensured lower costs, why are airline executives still executives still flying high on salaries, stock options and benefits while workers and retirees see cuts in pay and compensation? Journalist Christian Parenti, just back from his fourth visit to Afghanistan. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Church.moreless
    • The Journal: LBJ's Road to War
      The Journal: LBJ's Road to War
      Season 2009 - Episode 11.20.09
      11/20/09
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      As President Obama prepares to announce how many more troops he will send to Afghanistan, Bill Moyers remembers the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and the agonizing decisions that escalated America's involvement in Vietnam. Through Johnson's secret tapes of phone calls and conversations, and his own reminiscences, Moyers recalls the events that plunged us ever deeper into war.moreless
    • The Journal: Howard Zinn
      The Journal: Howard Zinn
      Season 2009 - Episode 12.11.09
      12/11/09
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      Historian Howard Zinn has chronicled centuries of people's struggles against oppression. He joins Bill Moyers to discuss the voices of today's people and his new film THE PEOPLE SPEAK. And, organizers George Goehl and Heather Booth on turning anger into action.
    • The Journal: Washington for Sale?
      The Journal: Washington for Sale?
      Season 2008 - Episode 12.18.09
      12/18/09
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      Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government.
    • The Journal: Bill T. Jones
      The Journal: Bill T. Jones
      Season 2009 - Episode 12.24.09
      12/24/09
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      At the close of Lincoln's bicentennial year, Bill Moyers Journal takes a unique look at the 16th President. Moyers speaks with critically acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones about his creative process, his insights into Lincoln, and how dance can give us fresh perspective on America's most-studied president.
    • The Journal: Anna Deavere Smith
      The Journal: Anna Deavere Smith
      Season 2009 - Episode 11.12.09
      11/12/09
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      While politicians and the media war over "the public option" and "bending the cost curve," acclaimed actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith and her one-woman play "LET ME DOWN EASY" give voice to questions of life and death, sickness and healthcare. The JOURNAL visits a new home in New York City for contemplation and celebration of poetry.moreless
    • The Journal: Economic Recovery in Reivew
      The Journal: Economic Recovery in Reivew
      Season 2009 - Episode 10.29.09
      10/29/09
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      With Americans still facing rising unemployment, foreclosures, and declining property values, renowned economist James K. Galbraith on whether we've averted another crisis and how to get help for the middle class. And, National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser talks about his mentor William F. Buckley, Jr. and today's conservative movement.
    • The Journal: Money-Driven Medicine
      The Journal: Money-Driven Medicine
      Season 2009 - Episode 08.27.09
      8/27/09
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      The film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry "medical-industrial complex" has turned health care into a system where millions are squandered on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs.
    • Floyd Abrams and Trevor Potter
      Floyd Abrams and Trevor Potter
      Season 2009 - Episode 09.03.09
      9/3/09
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      Next week, the Supreme Court reconvenes early for a special hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance limits for corporations. To hear the arguments, Bill Moyers sits down with Trevor Potter, president and general counsel of The Campaign Legal Center and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorneymoreless
    • Obama at the Crossroads
      Obama at the Crossroads
      Season 2009 - Episode 09.10.09
      9/10/09
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      With a landmark speech on health reform behind him and tensions rising in war-torn Afghanistan, Bill Moyers Journal looks at President Obama's next big fights. Global health specialist and incoming president of Dartmouth College Dr. Jim Yong Kim shares his expertise in public health. A hard look at the state of affairs in Afghanistan with McClatchy DC Pentagon correspondent Nancy Youssef.moreless
    • Is Conservatism Dead?
      Is Conservatism Dead?
      Season 2009 - Episode 09.17.09
      9/17/09
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      Digging deep into the roots and evolution of the American conservative movement, Sam Tanenhaus talks with Bill Moyers about why he believes that conservatism is dead and how it might yet come back to life. With public support for labor unions at its lowest point in 70 years, Bill Moyers talks with labor experts Bill Fletcher and Michael Zweig.moreless
    • A New Direction for Afghanistan?
      A New Direction for Afghanistan?
      Season 2009 - Episode 09.24.09
      9/24/09
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      Rory Stewart, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, on Afghanistan. And, Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, the largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively on women's rights.
    • America's economy reformed?
      America's economy reformed?
      Season 2009 - Episode 10.08.09
      10/8/09
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      Just over a year after economic calamity brought promises of reform to Washington is it business as usual for Wall Street? Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) join Bill Moyers for a report card on the bailouts and to find out whether efforts of reform have been derailed. Bill Moyers remembers his friend, renowned physician and mountaineer Charlie Houston.moreless
    • Redefining the United States
      Redefining the United States
      Season 2009 - Episode 10.15.09
      10/15/09
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      Journalist Mark Danner speaks with Bill Moyers about Obama's challenges in resetting the mindset of America from war to peace, and redefining the US as a nation. The Journal profiles public health doctor America Bracho, who serves her Santa Ana, CA community -- notorious for crime, poverty and disease -- with her organization, Latino Health Access.moreless
    • Judge Richard Goldstone
      Judge Richard Goldstone
      Season 2009 - Episode 10.22.09
      10/22/09
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      Bill Moyers talks with Justice Richard Goldstone, who headed up the controversial UN Human Rights Council investigation into fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
    • David Simon
      Season 2009 - Episode 04.17.09
      4/17/09
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      From crime beat reporter for the BALTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today.
    • David Corn and Kevin Drum
      David Corn and Kevin Drum
      Season 2010 - Episode 01.07.10
      1/7/10
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      MOTHER JONES journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum offer a hard look at the obstacles to real reform of the financial industry.
    • The Journal: Mortgage Meltdown. GOP Goldwater Style
      6/28/09
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      The New York Times Gretchen Morgenson on the mortgage meltdown. Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on the secret trade deal negotiated by leaders of the Democratic Party; life-long GOP insider Victor Gold on the current state of the Republican Party; and Bill Moyers on Rupert Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Middle Class Squeeze
      Bill Moyers Journal: Middle Class Squeeze
      Season 2008 - Episode 08.22.08
      8/22/08
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      The JOURNAL travels to Colorado where tough economic times are hitting suburban communities. And, as the Olympics are set to close, Bill Moyers interviews Philip Pan, foreign correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post, on how the emerging economic power of China looks from the ground.
    • Moyers on America: Is God Green?
      Moyers on America: Is God Green?
      Season 2011 - Episode 01.03.11
      11/11/06
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      A new holy war is growing within the conservative evangelical community. Now a number of conservative evangelicals are joining with liberal Christians in the fight over climate change, arguing that man's stewardship of the planet is a biblical imperative and calling for action to stop global warming. But they are being met head-on by opposition from their traditional evangelical brethren.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: James K. Galbraith on our Economic Future
      10/24/08
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      Bill Moyers sits down to talk about the economic future with with James K. Galbraith, the author of six books, the most recent, THE PREDATOR STATE: HOW CONSERVATIVES ABANDONED THE FREE MARKET AND WHY LIBERALS SHOULD TOO. And, Bill Moyers talks with Mark Johnson, the producer of a remarkable documentary about the simple but transformative power of music.moreless
    • The Journal: Sen. Dick Durbin and Author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
      Bill Moyers speaks with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) - who declared that banks "are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place" - on campaign finance reform, and making Washington work for the people rather than special interests. And, one of America's leading educators and author of THE THIRD CHAPTER: PASSION RISK AND ADVENTURE IN THE 25 YEARS AFTER 50.moreless
    • The Journal: Robert Bly & Grace Lee Boggs
      The Journal: Robert Bly & Grace Lee Boggs
      Season 2011 - Episode 02.24.11
      8/30/07
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      The poetry of Robert Bly has touched on spiritual insights and deep truths about American culture. With more than 30 books, including the National Book Award-winning THE LIGHT AROUND THE BODY. Also on the program activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs discusses her belief that real change for democracy will come from the grassroots.moreless
    • The Journal: Is Conservatism Dead?
      The Journal: Is Conservatism Dead?
      Season 2009 - Episode 09.17.09
      9/17/09
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      Digging deep into the roots and evolution of the American conservative movement, Sam Tanenhaus talks with Bill Moyers about why he believes that conservatism is dead and how it might yet come back to life. With public support for labor unions at its lowest point in 70 years, Bill Moyers talks with labor experts Bill Fletcher and Michael Zweig.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Conservative Movement Woes
      Bill Moyers Journal: Conservative Movement Woes
      Season 2008 - Episode 07.11.08
      7/11/08
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      What's happened to the conservative movement in America? Conservatives Mickey Edwards and Ross Douthat discuss why they believe their movement has gone off track during the last eight years and what it means for the Republican Party.
    • The Journal: Reverend Jeremiah Wright
      The Journal: Reverend Jeremiah Wright
      Season 2010 - Episode 11.23.10
      4/27/10
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      The Rev. Jeremiah Wright in his first broadcast interview since he became embroiled in a controversy for his remarks and his relationship with Barack Obama. Wright, who retired in early 2008 as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where Senator Obama is a member, has been at the center of controversy for comments he made during sermons, which surfaced in the press in March.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: LA Labor
      Bill Moyers Journal: LA Labor
      Season 2010 - Episode 11.22.10
      6/13/08
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      BILL MOYERS JOURNAL analyzes the growing inequality gap on the ground in Los Angeles, where recently union workers marched to bring attention to how they are getting squeezed out of the shrinking middle class. Holly Sklar, co-author of RAISE THE FLOOR: WAGES AND POLICIES THAT WORK FOR ALL OF US. Historian Steven Fraser on Gilded Ages.moreless
    • The Journal: Battle in Sadr City
      The Journal: Battle in Sadr City
      Season 2008 - Episode 04.18.08
      4/18/08
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      Just back from being under fire in Sadr City this week, award-winning journalist Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief for McClatchy. And, Bill Moyers talks with Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of law and Ethics at University of Chicago, about church and state, and her newest book, lIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA'S TRADITION OF RElIGIOUS EQUAlITY.moreless
    • The Journal: Johnston, Unger and Kaye
      The Journal: Johnston, Unger and Kaye
      Season 2010 - Episode 04.26.10
      4/26/10
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      David Cay Johnston who says America's system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. Harvey J. Kaye whose book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America channels the "the greatest radical of a radical age." Craig Unger, author of the bestselling House of Bush, House of Saud. A Bill Moyers essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.moreless
    • The Journal: Historian Thomas Cahill
      The Journal: Historian Thomas Cahill
      Season 2007 - Episode 11.08.07
      11/8/07
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      Bill Moyers interviews best-selling historian Thomas Cahill in a far ranging interview that takes viewers from the Coliseum in Rome to death row in Texas.Cahill, who is best known for his The Hinges of History series of books, which includes the widely read How the Irish Saved Civilization.
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Robert G. Kaiser & Parker Palmer
      2/20/09
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      Robert G. Kaiser about his new book, SO DAMN MUCH MONEY: THE TRIUMPH OF LOBBYING AND THE CORROSION OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. Parker J. Palmer, founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal on maintaining spiritual wholeness even as the economy and political order seem to come apart. Bill Moyers on Obama's recent announcement of more troops to Afghanistan.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: America's Policy on Bombing
      Bill Moyers Journal: America's Policy on Bombing
      Season 2009 - Episode 01.30.09
      1/30/09
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      A closer look at America's history of and current policy on bombing with historian Marilyn Young, author of Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth Century History and former Pentagon official Pierre Sprey, who developed military planes and helped found the military reform movement. And Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian on the future of public higher education and its role in our democracy.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Expectations of the Obama Administration
      1/23/09
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      Columbia law professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams and Princeton politics and African American studies professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the significance of this election milestone . Political columnist and blogger David Sirota and Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank what must be accomplished for Obama to be considered a progressive President.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: A Working Class Renaissance?
      1/9/09
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      United Steelworkers' International President Leo Gerard on the Obama administration and what kind of stimulus might be needed and what the future of American industry might look like. An update on the SEATTLE TIMES reporters who uncovered how members of Congress had awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes. Plus, Bill Moyers reflects on recent violence in the Middle Eastmoreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Sarah Chayes & Gov. Paterson
      12/19/08
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      Sarah Chayes on the state of affairs in America's other war in Afghanistan. An author and former journalist, Chayes has lived the last 7 years in Afghanistan. Then, as 43 states face budget shortfalls, New York Governor David Paterson talks with Bill Moyers about how states are dealing with the economic crisis. And,. a whistleblower's tale of military housing contracts gone awry.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Swing State Politics
      Bill Moyers Journal: Swing State Politics
      Season 2008 - Episode 08.29.08
      8/29/08
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      Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, and the University of Pennsylvania's Adolph Reed Jr. to discuss the promises from the DNC and expectations of Barack Obama. Political analysts Merle and Earl Black about how U.S. demographics-particularly the Southern and swing states-will likely influence campaign and election. A Labor Day essay on the declining state of labor unions.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Chemicals in Our Food?
      Bill Moyers Journal: Chemicals in Our Food?
      Season 2011 - Episode 05.23.08
      5/23/08
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      Expose: America's Investigative Reports that questions why the potentially dangerous chemical BPA, a component of commonly used plastic items, repeatedly has been called safe by the manufacturers, their lobbyists, and U.S. regulators; Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Democratic House Divided, Big Pharma
      5/16/08
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      Obama adviser Chris Edley and Clinton superdelegate Maria Echaveste-Edley's wife-debate this question and related issues. Melody Petersen, author of Our Daily Meds, talks about the dangers of Big Pharma. A Bill Moyers essay on the Senate's "resolution of disapproval" against the FCC's recent vote .
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Change and a New Administration
      11/7/08
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      Bill Moyers on change and the new administration. Columbia University professor Eric Foner, who specializes in political and African-American history, and Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University. Kevin Phillips on how America has changed since Phillips penned THE EMERGING REPUBlICAN MAJORITY 40 years ago. And, Bill Moyers on Studs Terkel and John leonard.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Weekend Warrior No More
      Season 2008 - Episode 09.05.08
      9/5/08
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      The JOURNAL gives viewers an intimate look at how deployments of National Guard troops to Iraq affect the state and impact the families left behind. Traveling to New Jersey, the Journal follows families preparing for the deployment of nearly half of New Jersey's National Guard to Iraq. Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the key moments of the Republican National Convention.moreless
    • The Journal: Nell Painter on Gilded Ages
      The Journal: Nell Painter on Gilded Ages
      Season 2008 - Episode 02.28.08
      2/28/08
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      Expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyzes the messages on the campaign trail in the lead up to Tuesday's potentially decisive primaries. Also on the program, historian Nell Irvin Painter examines what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. Painter looks at today's economic disparity as a new "Gilded Age" that threatens democracy.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: New President, Same World
      Bill Moyers Journal: New President, Same World
      Season 2008 - Episode 11.14.08
      11/14/08
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      What will President-elect Obama's promises of change mean for the Middle East? Guest host Deborah Amos sits down with Elizabeth Rubin of Council on Foreign Relations, and Slate magazine columnist Fred Kaplan. The Denver Post's award-winning reporting on the broken justice system on Indian reservations across the country. Veterans speak up about the best ways to thank them for their service.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Returning the Rule of Law
      Bill Moyers Journal: Returning the Rule of Law
      Season 2008 - Episode 12.12.08
      12/12/08
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      Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald looks at the legacy of the Bush Administration, the prospects for a restoration of the rule of law, as well as the possibilities for government accountability. And, Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan takes Bill Moyers through recent news on the bailouts as big business begs for more.moreless
    • The Journal: The Costs of War and Media Analysis
      The Journal: The Costs of War and Media Analysis
      Season 2009 - Episode 06.04.09
      6/4/09
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      Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill on the human and financial costs of America's wars. Scahill is author of the best-selling book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. And, On the Media host Brooke Gladstone and NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen sort the messages and spin from the week's news.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Ethics Reform in Congress
      Bill Moyers Journal: Ethics Reform in Congress
      Season 2011 - Episode 06.01.07
      6/1/07
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      Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. Joan Claybrook discusses ethical reforms under consideration in Congress. In addition, Bill Moyers shares his perspective on the Vietnam war in an essay featuring archival audio of a conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and U.S. National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy.moreless
    • The Journal: America's Economy Reformed?
      The Journal: America's Economy Reformed?
      Season 2011 - Episode 04.12.11
      10/8/09
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      Just over a year after economic calamity brought promises of reform to Washington is it business as usual for Wall Street? Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) join Bill Moyers for a report card on the bailouts and to find out whether efforts of reform have been derailed. Bill Moyers remembers his friend, renowned physician and mountaineer Charlie Houston.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Lincoln's Legacy, Modern Journalism
      2/6/09
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      To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial birthday, Bill Moyers sits down with Eric Foner, author of Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World, Moyers explores how well journalism has responded to the task of getting to the truth and informing the public in an increasingly political media environment with PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Michael Pollan's Food Fight
      Bill Moyers Journal: Michael Pollan's Food Fight
      Season 2008 - Episode 11.28.08
      11/28/08
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      Bill Moyers takes a hard look at how America's trade rules, farm subsidies, and regulations affect larger issues such as global warming, healthcare, and even homeland security. A discussion with Michael Pollan, a Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, yields insights into the direction he believes the U.S. should pursue on the often-overlooked question of food policy.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Phiippe Sands on Torture, CA Nurses
      5/9/08
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      Philippe Sands, author of Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values, about his book on the approval of coercive interrogation by high-ranking U.S. officials. And the fight the California Nurses Association has been waging for universal healthcare, their proposed answer to a medical system that covers some people better than others-and many not at all.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Mission Accomplished in Iraq?
      5/2/08
      0.0
      Bill Moyers interviews Christopher Cerf and Victor S. Navasky, cofounders of "The Institute of Expertology," about their latest book: Mission Accomplished!, a satirical analysis of so-called expert commentary on how the U.S. won the (ongoing) war in Iraq. Moyers reflects on the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the controversy swirling around him.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Unitary Executive Power
      Bill Moyers Journal: Unitary Executive Power
      Season 2007 - Episode 10.26.07
      10/26/07
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      The unprecedented presidential power that some say has been amassed by the Bush administration-and wielded, often secretly, in the name of national security. Charles Fried served as solicitor general in the Reagan Administration, and Fritz Schwarz, who served as chief counsel to the Church Committee, which uncovered decades of abuse by the CIA and other intelligence agencies.moreless
    • Bill Moyers Journal: Europe and Islam, America and Race
      5/18/07
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      In her book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, Melissa Harris-Lacewell studies various ways that racial and political issues are discussed in America. Harper's Magazine's John R. MacArthur, author of The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy, and writer Bruce Bawer on the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Europe.moreless
    • The Journal: John Grisham
      The Journal: John Grisham
      Season 2008 - Episode 01.24.08
      1/24/08
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      Bill Moyers interviews John Grisham, best-selling author of The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Rainmaker, in a conversation that gives viewers insight into the beliefs and background that influenced Grisham's work and provides an unexpected look Also on the show: a look at campaign ad spending, Katherine Newman on the downturn on the homefront and a Bill Moyers essay on rhetoric and reality.moreless
    • The Journal: Government Oversight
      The Journal: Government Oversight
      Season 2008 - Episode 01.31.08
      1/31/08
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      A look at the investigations being conducted by Congress's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "If no one thinks they're being watched and being held accountable, they think they can get away with anything," says Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA). Also on the program, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, one of the nation's leading experts and media and campaigns, on the events of the week.moreless
    • The Journal: State of the Union(s)
      The Journal: State of the Union(s)
      Season 2010 - Episode 01.28.10
      1/28/10
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      Monica Youn and Zephyr Teachout on the court decision on campaign finance. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka offer shis perspective on President Obama's first State of the Union address and on whether organized labor can grow and generate jobs in the 21st century. And, Bill Moyers remembers historian Howard Zinn.
    • The Journal: After Citizens United
      The Journal: After Citizens United
      Season 2010 - Episode 02.04.10
      2/4/10
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      Libertarian journalist Nick Gillespie and legal scholar Lawrence Lessig discuss public financing of campaigns and the effects of money on politics. And, Dr. Margaret Flowers speaks about Medicare for all.
    • The Journal: Politics, the Economy and the Media.
      10/2/08
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      Factcheck.org's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and ON THE MEDIA's Brooke Gladstone dissect the campaign coverage. And, Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan looks behind the headlines, and the politics, of the Wall Street bailout debate on the Hill and on Main Street. Plus, find out how you can make sure that you're voting-reading for the November election.moreless
    • The Journal: Facing the Fallout
      The Journal: Facing the Fallout
      Season 2008 - Episode 09.17.08
      9/17/08
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      Former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic Kevin Phillips, whose latest book BAD MONEY: explores the role that the crumbling financial sector played in the now-fragile American economy. And, Moyers speaks with NEW YORK TIMES business and financial columnists Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris to discuss who wins and who loses in the financial turmoil.moreless
    • The Journal: Earmarks and Al Qaeda and Iraq
      The Journal: Earmarks and Al Qaeda and Iraq
      Season 2007 - Episode 07.26.07
      7/26/07
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      As the Bush administration promotes the idea that Al Qaeda is the enemy in Iraq, exploring who the U.S. is really fighting. Also, a report on the hidden spending provisions used by Congress known as earmarks, cash pipelines added to legislation without any debate, public hearing or oversight which are often used as payback for political contributions.moreless
    • The Journal: The Yes Men and Martin Espada
      The Journal: The Yes Men and Martin Espada
      Season 2007 - Episode 07.19.07
      7/19/07
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      The Yes Men - aka Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum - who discovered that pranks could get press attention to important issues that would otherwise be ignored. Renowned poet Martin Espada speaks about his love of language and the human need for poetry as he reflects on how heritage and immigration, and violence and war, have influenced his workmoreless
    • The Journal: Tough Talk on Impeachment
      The Journal: Tough Talk on Impeachment
      Season 2007 - Episode 07.12.07
      7/12/07
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      Talk of impeachment is gaining steam as a new opinion poll says that nearly half of Americans favor the impeachment of the President and more than half believe Vice President Cheney should be impeached. Perspective from Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachmentmoreless
    • The Journal: E.O. Wilson
      The Journal: E.O. Wilson
      Season 2007 - Episode 07.05.07
      7/5/07
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      E.O. Wilson is one of the world's foremost authorities on biology speaks about what humankind needs to understand about the Earth to heal it and about his latest project The Encyclopedia of Life - a digital, online catalog of every single living species on the planet. And, the Earth Conservation Corps (ECC), composed of young adults from the banks of the Anacostia River.moreless
    • The Journal: Obama's First Year
      The Journal: Obama's First Year
      Season 2010 - Episode 01.21.10
      1/21/10
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      The JOURNAL assesses Obama's first year as President in the wake of Democrats' defeat in Massachusetts' special election for Senate with Princeton politics and African American studies professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell and journalist Eric Alterman. And, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson on America's energy crisis.
    • The Journal: Greg Mortenson, Thomas Frank
      The Journal: Greg Mortenson, Thomas Frank
      Season 2010 - Episode 01.15.10
      1/15/10
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      Author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, whose best-selling books THREE CUPS OF TEA and STONES INTO SCHOOLS argue that education is the best way to peace in Afghanistan and across the Islamic world. WALL STREET JOURNAL correspondent and author of THE WRECKING CREW: HOW conservatives RUINED GOVERNMENT, ENRICHED THEMSELVES, AND BEGGARED THE NATION takes a look back at the decade that was.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Salman Rushdie
      Faith & Reason: Salman Rushdie
      Season 2006 - Episode 07.22.06
      7/22/06
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      Bill Moyers' conversation with Salman Rushdie illuminates the importance of the freedom of belief in what some are calling an era of intolerance. Rushdie, who was forced underground when his controversial novel The Satanic Verses resulted in death threats and a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini, discusses his work, his craft, and his perspective on the fear, violence and intolerance that grip our times.moreless
    • The Journal: Maxine Hong Kingston
      The Journal: Maxine Hong Kingston
      Season 2009 - Episode 05.24.09
      5/24/09
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      Maxine Hong Kingston, acclaimed author of many books including the award-winning The Woman Warrior and her latest book Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. For the past 15 years, Kingston has been working with veterans - as well as other survivors of war to convert the horrors they experienced into the words and stories that Kingston believes will help them cope and survive.moreless
    • The Journal: Labor's Andy Stern, Activist Grace Lee Boggs
      6/14/07
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      Andrew Stern, the president of Service Employees International Union-the fastest growing union in the nation-weighs in. Also on the program, Bill Moyers interviews writer, activist, and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs, who has taken part in some of the seminal civil rights struggles in U.S. history, about her belief that real change for democracy will come from the grassroots.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Richard Rodriguez & Sir John Houghton
      7/20/06
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      Acclaimed journalist and essayist Richard Rodriguez writes about the intersection of his personal life and vexing cultural and political problems facing America. Widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent climatologists, Sir John Houghton has become as well-known for his theories on the compatibility of science and religious faith as his scientific achievements.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: David Grossman & Anne Provoost
      Faith & Reason: David Grossman & Anne Provoost
      Season 2006 - Episode 07.13.06
      7/13/06
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      Belgian writer Anne Provoost is the author of a series of provocative novels that examine topics as varied as right-wing extremism, sexual abuse, and God through the eyes of young protagonists. David Grossman is an Israeli novelist, essayist and playwright who has written extensively on Israeli-Palestinian relations and youth, adolescence, and adulthood in modern Israeli society.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Jeanette Winterson & Will Power
      Faith & Reason: Jeanette Winterson & Will Power
      Season 2006 - Episode 07.06.06
      7/6/06
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      Jeanette Winterson and hip-hop playwright Will Power turn the ancient myths into modern-day parables. "The people who do achieve great things, are also people who have fatal flaws," says Winterson. "Do we have the power to rule our own destiny, or are we destined to make the same mistakes as our foremothers and our forefathers?" asks Power.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Colin McGinn & Mary Gordon
      Faith & Reason: Colin McGinn & Mary Gordon
      Season 2006 - Episode 06.29.06
      6/29/06
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      How can two creative minds reason their way to such different conclusions about faith? Two provocative authors Mary Gordon and Colin McGinn bring their views on religion to Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason. Gordon, the well-known American writer, brings her viewpoint as a Christian. McGinn, a philosopher, talks about his own journey from belief to disbelief.moreless
    • Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron
      Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron
      Season 2006 - Episode 08.03.06
      8/3/06
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      Why does an ancient Eastern spiritual practice appeal to workaholic, frenetic, emailing, fast-talking, fast-typing, and overly stressed Americans? Pema Chodron, whose teachings and writings on meditation have helped make Buddhism accessible to a broad Western audience, talks about how her own spiritual search led her to becoming a Buddhist nun.
    • Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis
      Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis
      Season 2006 - Episode 07.27.06
      7/27/06
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      Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's most successful and prolific contemporary writers. Noted for her stylistic precision, caustic humor, and feminist concerns, Atwood has published more than 40 books. Martin Amis has produced a slew of sharp-witted, highly stylized novels that have marked him as one of the most original and influential voices in contemporary British literature.moreless
    • The Journal: Justice For Sale
      The Journal: Justice For Sale
      Season 2010 - Episode 02.18.10
      2/18/10
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      Bill Moyers Journal revisits the 1999 FRONTLINE special "Justice for Sale" and takes a hard look at how campaign cash in judicial races may sway America's courts.
    • The Journal: Voter Fraud, Economy and Campaign Analysis
      10/16/08
      0.0
      Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Ecology at NYU, who has been following voter fraud allegations in his blog News from the Underground. An expert on propaganda and media, Miller's book Loser Takes All is an anthology of writings on election fraud. Roberto Lovato and Linda Chavez on politics two weeks before the election and economist Michael Zweig on the realities of the economic downturn.moreless
    • The Journal: Same Sex Marriage
      The Journal: Same Sex Marriage
      Season 2010 - Episode 02.25.10
      2/25/10
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      Once adversaries in 2000's Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, now two of the nation's premier lawyers -- Theodore Olson and David Boies -- one conservative and one liberal -- have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage.
    • The Journal: Race and Politics
      The Journal: Race and Politics
      Season 2008 - Episode 03.27.08
      3/27/08
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      Forty years after race riots in Detroit, Newark, and dozens of other cities stunned the nation, has anything changed? Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a frontline report on race and politics today. An update of the Kerner Commission Report, which blamed the violence on the devastating poverty and hopelessness endemic in the inner cities of the 1960s .moreless
    • The Journal: Reform vs. Reformation
      The Journal: Reform vs. Reformation
      Season 2010 - Episode 03.25.10
      3/25/10
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      Bill Moyers takes a closer look at the newly signed health bill and explores the future of health care reform with THE NATION's John Nichols and National Organization for Women president Terry O'Neill. Financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson offers a candid look at the obstacles facing substantive reform and what Congress' proposed legislation would. and wouldn't, accomplish.moreless
    • The Journal: Inequality in America
      The Journal: Inequality in America
      Season 2010 - Episode 04.01.10
      4/1/10
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      In the months before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. On this week's 42nd anniversary of King's assassination, Bill Moyers interviews attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to learn how poor and working class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King's vision.moreless
    • The Journal: Louise Erdrich
      The Journal: Louise Erdrich
      Season 2010 - Episode 04.08.10
      4/8/10
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      Renowned for her mastery of multiple genres, Louise Erdrich discusses how her Native American heritage and unique cultural experience has impacted her life, motherhood, and work. And historian, international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich returns to the JOURNAl to discuss America's long war in Afghanistan.
    • The Journal: Achieving Financial Reform
      The Journal: Achieving Financial Reform
      Season 2010 - Episode 04.15.10
      4/15/10
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      How did Big Finance grow so powerful that its hijinks nearly brought down the global economy -- and what hope is there for real reform with Washington politicians on Wall Street's payroll? Authors Simon Johnson and James Kwak, two of the nation's most respected economic experts and authors of the new book 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.moreless
    • The Journal: Our Media Future
      The Journal: Our Media Future
      Season 2010 - Episode 04.22.10
      4/22/10
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      With radio and television dominated by mega-corporations, Americans have turned to the Internet for news -- but a recent court ruling gives Big Telecom more control over broadband. FCC commissioner Michael Copps on 'net neutrality', the fight for more democratic media and the future of journalism. Veteran regulator William K. Black, who says Wall Street is already been breaking current rules.moreless
    • The Journal: Expose' Earmarks
      The Journal: Expose' Earmarks
      Season 2008 - Episode 02.21.08
      2/21/08
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      Seattle Times reporters on the trail of how members of Congress have awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes to companies in local Congressional districts-often to companies whose executives, employees or PACs have made campaign contributions to the legislators. Sarah Chayes, author and former journalist who has been helping rebuild Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime.moreless
    • The Journal: Wall Street Woes
      The Journal: Wall Street Woes
      Season 2007 - Episode 10.11.07
      10/11/07
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      Could we see a repeat of the big stock market crash of '29? Veteran market watcher Robert Kuttner and Wall Street insider William H. Donaldson on the current economic landscape and discuss the risks of the deregulation of the financial industry. Novelist and essayist Anouar Majid, on his most recent book, A CALL FOR HERESY: WHY DISSENT IS VITAL TO ISLAM AND AMERICA and honoring Doris Lessing.moreless
    • The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater
      The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater
      Season 2007 - Episode 10.18.07
      10/18/07
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      Blackwater CEO Erik Prince has been answering questions about his security firm and its involvement in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians.Bill Moyers interviews journalist Jeremy Scahill to help separate the spin from the reality. Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.moreless
    • The Journal: Big Media
      The Journal: Big Media
      Season 2007 - Episode 11.01.07
      11/1/07
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      Big Media is pushing the FCC to relax ownership rules. How it affects minority media ownership in America. Also on the program, Moyers interviews Katherine S. Newman, author of The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, about the millions in America, who despite decent wages can't access public assistance and are one step away from poverty.moreless
    • The Journal: Crisis in Capitalism?
      The Journal: Crisis in Capitalism?
      Season 2007 - Episode 12.20.07
      12/20/07
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      Author Benjamin Barber about how capitalism isn't living up to its potential to serve society. Also on the program: is it time to rewrite the Constitution? Moyers gets perspective Sanford Levinson, author of Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It). And an update on changes to media regulations.moreless
    • The Journal: Katrina Recovery Woes
      The Journal: Katrina Recovery Woes
      Season 2007 - Episode 11.15.07
      11/15/07
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      Two years after Katrina, casinos, hotels and condos are coming back strong in the hardest hit areas of Mississippi, but tens of thousands of people are still displaced. Bill Moyers Journal profiles a group known as The Steps Coalition, which is fighting on behalf of families who are still in need of housing. Also on the program, a different take on immigration from author Manuel A. Vasquez.moreless
    • The Journal: Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich
      The Journal: Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich
      Season 2008 - Episode 01.03.08
      1/3/08
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      Bill Moyers talks with Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, candidates with an inside view of the process who know well the power of the press to set expectations and transform the agenda. Also on the program, leading expert on media and elections Kathleen Hall Jamieson examines the campaigns and coverage in Iowa and looks at the media's power to benefit some candidates and disadvantage others.moreless
    • The Journal: Earmarks and Afghanistan
      The Journal: Earmarks and Afghanistan
      Season 2008 - Episode 02.21.08
      2/21/08
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      The Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports offer a hard and fresh look at how earmarks really work. The broadcast profiles Seattle Times reporters on the trail of how members of Congress have awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes. Also on the program, Sarah Chayes, author and former journalist who has been helping rebuild Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.moreless
    • John Bogel
      John Bogel
      Season 2007 - Episode 09.28.07
      9/28/07
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      John Bogle, 77, created The Vanguard Group, Inc. in 1974, which today is one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world, and was was the first index mutual fund. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the fund in 1996, yet remained Senior Chairman until 2000. In 2000, Mr. Bogle established the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center with Vanguard, which supports his continuing work on behalf of mutual fund investors.moreless
    • License to Spy
      License to Spy
      Season 2007 - Episode 09.07.07
      9/7/07
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      On August 5, President Bush signed into law the Protect America Act, which temporarily amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), allowing the government greater power to eavesdrop on telephone calls and e-mail conversations between American citizens and international suspects without warrants. The White House says that new Act provides necessary revisions to legislation which "has not kept pace with revolutionary changes in technology" and better addresses the needs of intelligence professionals.moreless
    • Robert Bly
      Robert Bly
      Season 2007 - Episode 08.31.07
      8/31/07
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      Born in western Minnesota in 1926, Robert Bly enlisted in the Navy when he was 18, where he spent two years, before attending Harvard and later the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In 1966 he co-founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War and helped lead the opposition among writers to this war. Almost 40 years later, he wrote one of the first poems against the Iraq war in August 2002 before the invasion.moreless
    • Low-Power Radio - Michael J. Copps
      Low-Power Radio - Michael J. Copps
      Season 2007 - Episode 08.24.07
      8/24/07
      0.0
      LPFM activist Hannah Sassaman and media journalist Rick Karr discuss the current battle to protect and bolster low-power FM radio. Plus, a look back at how low-power radio helped to save lives after Hurricane Katrina.
    • Katrina Revisited
      Katrina Revisited
      Season 2007 - Episode 08.17.07
      8/17/07
      0.0
      As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton's Melissa Harris-Lacewell and author and environmental activist Mike Tidwell. "What are we going to do in terms of who we are for making resiliency in the face of disaster possible? Because the human experience is going to be that we're going to face a variety of negative, disastrous experiences." -- Melissa Harris-Lacewellmoreless
    • Barbara Ehrenreich
      Barbara Ehrenreich
      Season 2007 - Episode 08.03.07
      8/3/07
      0.0
      After studying theoretical physics at Reed College and earning a Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller University, Barbara Ehrenreich joined a small nonprofit in New York City in the late 60's, advocating for better health care for the city's poor. She began researching and writing investigative stories for the company's monthly bulletin, and as she explains in her biography, "There was no decision to become a writer; that was just something I started doing." What Ehrenreich calls her "big writing break," was a cover story for MS. MAGAZINE about feminism and heart disease, which lead to steady essay writing and opinion pieces in MS., MOTHER JONES, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, HARPER'S and other magazines.moreless
    • Earmark Reform?
      Earmark Reform?
      Season 2007 - Episode 07.27.07
      7/27/07
      0.0
      Do you know where your tax dollars are going? How about to build 10 multi-million-dollar military cargo planes that the Pentagon hasn't asked for? What about to fund the "Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree" in Spruce Pine, North Carolina? These congressional pet projects, sometimes referred to as pork-barrel spending, are these days more commonly called earmarks. They are provisions inserted into bills that allocate funds directly to colleges, local agencies, or private businesses, without public hearing or oversight. And since so many recent scandals and ethics inquiries have surfaced that revolve around congressional favors and earmarks, the Jack Abramoff affair perhaps the most infamous and widespread, many watchdog groups have been reading the fine print and publishing earmark information so taxpayers can see exactly how their representatives are spending their money.moreless
    • Christians United For Israel
      Christians United For Israel
      Season 2007 - Episode 10.05.07
      10/5/07
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      BILL MOYERS JOURNAL reports on the politically powerful group Christians United for Israel, whose leader, Pastor John Hagee, advocates for a preemptive strike against Iran.
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