Bill Moyers Journal - Season 2010

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  • The Journal: Reverend Jeremiah Wright
    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
  • The Journal: Johnston, Unger and Kaye
    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: Our Media Future
    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: Achieving Financial Reform
    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: Louise Erdrich
    The Journal: Louise Erdrich
    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: Inequality in America
    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: Reform vs. Reformation
    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: Same Sex Marriage
    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: Justice For Sale
    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: After Citizens United
    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: State of the Union(s)
    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: Obama's First Year
    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
    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
  • David Corn and Kevin Drum
    David Corn and Kevin Drum
    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.
  • Bill Moyers Journal: LA Labor
    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
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