Bill Moyers Journal - Season 2011

Friday 8:00 PM on PBS Premiered Nov 14, 1972 In Season


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  • The Journal: America's Economy Reformed?
    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
  • 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
  • Bill Moyers Journal: James K. Galbraith on our Economic Future
    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
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Chemicals in Our Food?
    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.
  • The Journal: Robert Bly & Grace Lee Boggs
    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
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Ethics Reform in Congress
    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
  • Moyers on America: Is God Green?
    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