Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers – The Press (Update)

How the war was sold is the topic of Bill Moyers’ first Journal. It is also the subject of Frank Rich’s book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold (a wonderful book that hasn’t gotten its due, in my opinion). We would have never gone to war if the president, the vice president and WHIG didn’t start a coordinated effort to confuse and fake out the public. In this episode of the Bill Moyers Journal, the journalist looks at the press. He clearly points to some of the great reporting during that time that has been overlooked. He also points to some of

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US of ALEC

Bill Moyers discusses how some of our lawmakers are competely beholden to ALEC (American Legislative Executive Council), a secretive organization that receives millions of dollars from national corporations. These guys do get results. ALEC drafted the stand your ground law in Florida. They are also behind the Right to Work law that was rammed through Michigan.

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Bill Moyers – the Plutocrats

Bill Moyers is one of the great minds of our time. (I changed the title to reflect the seriousness of this program. Talking about how the rich in our country are getting richer at the expensive of the poor is an important subject. It is one that we don’t talk about enough. Many democrats are afraid of the class warfare claim. I say – don’t be afraid embrace the discussion.) Journalists Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freeland discuss how far America’s super-rich will go to keep the One Percent in charge.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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A Letter to America

The Thirteeneth Juror

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