Bill Moyers Journal - Season 2008

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  • The Journal: Washington for Sale?
    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: Mortgage Meltdown. GOP Goldwater Style
    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: Sarah Chayes & Gov. Paterson
    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: Returning the Rule of Law
    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
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Michael Pollan's Food Fight
    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: New President, Same World
    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: Change and a New Administration
    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
  • The Journal: Voter Fraud, Economy and Campaign Analysis
    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: Politics, the Economy and the Media.
    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
    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
  • 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
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Swing State Politics
    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: Middle Class Squeeze
    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.
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Conservative Movement Woes
    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.
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Democratic House Divided, Big Pharma
    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: Phiippe Sands on Torture, CA Nurses
    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?
    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
  • The Journal: Battle in Sadr City
    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: Race and Politics
    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: Nell Painter on Gilded Ages
    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
  • The Journal: Earmarks and Afghanistan
    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
  • The Journal: Expose' Earmarks
    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: Government Oversight
    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: John Grisham
    The Journal: John Grisham
    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: Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich
    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
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