Melissa Harris-lacewell on race in America, Bruce Bawer on fundamentalisms, and Rick MacArthur on th
Bill Moyers Journal looks at the trade deal in the works between the new leadership in Congress and the Bush Administration, which has the Democrats under fire from America's workers. Bill Moyers gets perspective on the deal from Harper's magazine publisher John R. MacArthur, author of The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy. Also on the program, Princeton's Melissa Harris lacewell on race, politics, and spirituality; and author Bruce Bawer, who
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Maxine Hong Kingston
On Memorial Day weekend, Bill Moyers Journal presents an illuminating interview with Maxine Hong Kingston, acclaimed author of many books including the award-winning The Woman Warrior and her latest book Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. For the past 15 years, Kingston has been working with veterans - more than 500 soldiers from World War II, from Vietnam, and now, from Iraq - as well as other survivors of war to convert the horrors they experienced into the words and stories that Kingston bel
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D-Day Revisited
As America honors heroes who have fought and fallen for their nation, Bill Moyers Journal presents "D-Day Revisited," a special one-hour broadcast which follows a group of World War II veterans back to Europe to speak about their wartime experiences-some of them unlocking memories they had been keeping inside for nearly 50 years. Featuring excerpts from the Bill Moyers' 1990 documentary From D-Day to the Rhine, "D-Day Revisited" includes the latest information about the veterans featured in the
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Cleaning House in Congress and Bob Kerrey on Iraq
Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission member and Vietnam war veteran tells Bill Moyers why having US military forces in Iraq is necessary in fighting terrorism, but calls for a bipartisan plan to end US policing and occupation in the war torn nation. One of Washington's most influential public advocates, Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, talks about what is at stake in the ethical reforms under consideration in Congress. Bill
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Overpaid Airline Execs? Plus, Christian Parenti and Bishop Jefferts Schori
Beginning to trade on the NYSE last week, Northwest airlines dodged the bankruptcy bullet. But while a $1.4 billion a year cut in labor expenses have ensured lower costs, why are airline executives still executives still flying high on salaries, stock options and benefits while workers and retirees see cuts in pay and compensation? Then, with heated debate looming large over progress reports and withdrawal deadlines for Iraq, what's next for Afghanistan? Journalist Christian Parenti, just ba
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labor leader Andy Stern, Activist Grace lee Boggs and a Bill Moyers Essay
On Wall Street, private equity firms are buying up corporations and turning them around for huge profits. What does it mean for America's workers and for the economic gap between average families and the wealthiest Americans? 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 st
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HARPER's magazine's Ken Silverstein on foreign lobbying and Imam Zaid Shakir
When Harper's Magazine editor Ken Silverstein went undercover to recruit Washington lobbyists to help improve the image of Turkmenistan, a corrupt foreign government with appalling human rights abuses, K-Street firms laid out plans to get the job done. What does it say about the state of influence-peddling in Washington? Bill Moyers gets the inside story from Silverstein. Also on the program, Imam Zaid Shakir has been called a voice of conscience for American Muslims, but his views on Islam i
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Financial writer Gretchen Morgenson, GOP stalwart Vic Gold, lori Wallach on trade and Bill Moyers on
With U.S. mortgages entering foreclosure at a record pace, the crisis has far reaching implications, from the financial markets to the financial health of ordinary Americans. For the latest, Bill Moyers interviews assistant business and financial editor at The New York Times Gretchen Morgenson, who has been covering the story. Also on the program: lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on the secret trade deal negotiated by leaders of the Democratic Party and its implic
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Biologist E.O. Wilson and Washington DC's Earth Conservation Corps
Dedicating his life to the exploration of life on Earth, E.O. Wilson is one of the world's foremost authorities on biology. Bill Moyers Journal profiles the author of 25 Books and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, who speaks about what humankind needs to understand about the Earth to heal it and about his latest project The Encyclopedia of life - a digital, online catalog of every single living species on the planet. And, Bill Moyers Journal updates a report on the non-profit group, the Earth Co
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Tough Talk on Impeachment
In the wake of President Bush's commutation of I. lewis 'Scooter' libby's prison sentence, 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. Bill Moyers gets 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 Impeac
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The Yes Men, Poet Martin Espada, and a Tribute to Sekou Sundiata
The Yes Men - aka Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum - who discovered that pranks could get press attention to important issues that would otherwise be ignored. Also on the program, renowned poet Martin Espada speaks about his love of language and the human need for poetry as he reflects on how heritage and immigration, and violence and war, have influenced his work.
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Al Qaeda and Iraq, Earmarks, and a Bill Moyers Essay on sacrifice
Al Qaeda and Iraq, Earmarks, and a Bill Moyers Essay on sacrifice.
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Author Barbara Ehrenreich on inequality in America, and Critic Clive James on who's worth rememberin
Bill Moyers talks with author Barbara Ehrenreich about inequality in America and discusses who's worth remembering in the 20th Century with culture critic, Clive James.
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lessons of Katrina, historian Martin E. Marty, and Bill Moyers on Karl Rove
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton's Melissa Harris-lacewell and author and environmental journalist Mike Tidwell. Also on the program, one of the country's leading historians, Martin E. Marty, who has spent a lifetime unraveling the mysteries of the world's religions, discusses his latest book on the mystery of childhood and what adults can learn from
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Media power grab?
local news is the heartbeat of democracy, so why is it disappearing from many communities around the nation? Media consolidation isn't widely covered by the mainstream press, but potential changes being considered to the rules governing the nation's big media companies could have far reaching effects on democracy. Bill Moyers Journal devotes an hour to this important issue with a report on the disappearance of local news and community radio and in-depth interviews with journalist Rick Karr, me
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Poet Robert Bly and Activist 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, Bly also became known for co-founding American Writers Against the Vietnam War in 1966. His 1990 work IRON JOHN: A BOOK ABOUT MEN is an international bestseller which has been translated into many languages. Also on the program activist and philosopher Grace lee Boggs, who has taken part in some of the
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Domestic Spying, The Terror Presidency from the Inside, Mountaintop Mining
Bill Moyers interviews executive director of the American Civil liberties Union Anthony D. Romero and former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards about wiretapping and domestic surveillance. And, Jack Goldsmith, former head the Office of legal Counsel at the Justice Department, gives an insider's view of advising the President on the limits of executive power during the war on terror. Also on the program, as proposed new rules may allow coal companies to expand mountain top removal mining, Bil
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Rachel Carson's legacy.
Forty-five years after the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark book Silent Spring, which launched the modern environmental movement, her disturbing story of how toxic chemicals were poisoning the earth still resonates. But who was Rachel Carson? And what can the ferocious debate she started and the vicious attacks she endured tell us about environmentalism in the 21st century? Bill Moyers Journal looks at the life and legacy of Rachel Carson through an extraordinary portrayal of her in a o
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Capitalism in crisis.
Is there a crisis in American capitalism? Investment industry giant John Bogle says that as more and more money managers take control over corporations on Wall Street, Main Street is paying the price. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the four "Giants of the 20th Century," Bogle tells Moyers: "The evidence is quite compelling that today corporations are run in a very important way to maximize the returns of its managers at the expense of its stockholders." Also on the program, NPR's Deborah
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Bill Moyers Essay: For the Fallen
Bill Moyers on the fate of the authors of "The War as We Saw It."
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