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  • The Journal: Our Media Future

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    S 2010 : Ep 04.22.10 - 4/22/10

    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: Louise Erdrich

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    S 2010 : Ep 04.08.10 - 4/8/10

    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.moreless
  • The Journal: Justice For Sale

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    S 2010 : Ep 02.18.10 - 2/18/10

    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

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    S 2010 : Ep 02.04.10 - 2/4/10

    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: Bill T. Jones

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    S 2009 : Ep 12.24.09 - 12/24/09

    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.moreless
  • The Journal: Oliver Stone

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    12/4/09

    Oliver Stone came back from Vietnam a changed man, and his experiences of war have influenced his filmmaking. He talks with Bill Moyers about how being a veteran has affected his life, his work and his vision of the world.moreless
  • The Journal: Critical Condition

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    S 2009 : Ep 08.20.09 - 8/20/09

    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: Reforming American Health Care

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    S 2009 : Ep 05.21.09 - 5/21/09

    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
  • The Journal: Pakistan Analysis and Educated Consumers

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    S 2009 : Ep 05.14.09 - 5/14/09

    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
  • The Journal: U.S. Torture and Consequences?

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    S 2009 : Ep 04.30.09 - 4/30/09

    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
  • David Simon

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    S 2009 : Ep 04.17.09 - 4/17/09

    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.moreless
  • The Journal: Washington for Sale?

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    S 2008 : Ep 12.18.09 - 12/18/09

    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.moreless
  • Bill Moyers Journal: Weekend Warrior No More

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    S 2008 : Ep 09.05.08 - 9/5/08

    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
  • Torture Hearings

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    7/25/08

    Excerpts from the July 2008 Congressional hearings into torture tactics.
  • Climate Security

    Segment

    6/27/08

    Congress has been contemplating global warming - in the form of the "Climate Security Act." Bill Moyers talks with California Senator Barbara Boxer.
  • The Media. McClellan and the War.

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    6/6/08

    There's nothing new in Scott McClellan's book about the propaganda campaign or the role of the press in selling the war, so why is it such big news? Journalists Jonathan Landay and John Walcott of McClatchy newspapers and Greg Mitchell of EDITOR & PUBLISHER analyze the reaction of the administration and the media to McClellan's book.moreless
  • The Journal: Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich

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    S 2008 : Ep 01.03.08 - 1/3/08

    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: Crisis in Capitalism?

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    S 2007 : Ep 12.20.07 - 12/20/07

    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: Tough Talk on Impeachment

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    S 2007 : Ep 07.12.07 - 7/12/07

    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: Labor's Andy Stern, Activist Grace Lee Boggs

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    S 2007 : Ep 06.14.07 - 6/14/07

    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: Salman Rushdie

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    S 2006 : Ep 07.22.06 - 7/22/06

    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
  • Faith & Reason: Jeanette Winterson & Will Power

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    S 2006 : Ep 07.06.06 - 7/6/06

    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

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    S 2006 : Ep 06.29.06 - 6/29/06

    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
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