Weekend Warriors No More
BIll MOYERS JOURNAl gives viewers an intimate look at how deployments of National Guard troops to Iraq affect the state Governors' ability to swiftly respond to domestic disaster at home 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. And, contributor Kathleen Hall Jamieson returns with a recap of the key moments and messages of the Republican National Convention.
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Rage on the Radio
What happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? Bill Moyers Journal takes a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's political discourse. The Journal traveled to Knoxville, where a recent shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church has left the pastor asking what role hateful speech from popular right-wing media personalities may have played in the tragedy. Also, NEWSDAY's les Payne and ON T
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Facing the Fallout
Amidst historic economic failures, Bill Moyers Journal takes an in-depth look at what led to the financial meltdown, what it means for American families, and how it will affect voters between now and November. Bill Moyers sits down with former Nixon White House strategist and political and economic critic Kevin Phillips, whose latest book BAD MONEY: RECKlESS FINANCE, FAIlED POlITICS, AND THE GlOBAl CRISIS OF AMERICAN CAPITAlISM explores the role that the crumbling financial sector played in the
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Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
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Politics, the Economy and the Media.
The JOURNAl takes an in-depth look at the news of the week to sort out the media-frenzied hype from the facts the public needs to know. Factcheck.org's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and ON THE MEDIA's Brooke Gladstone dissect the campaign coverage. And, Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan looks behind the headlines, and the politics, of the Wall Street bailout debate on the Hill and on Main Street. Plus, find out how you can make sure that you're voting-reading for t
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George Soros on the financial crisis
Bill Moyers talks with one of the world's most successful investors George Soros about the global capital meltdown, how he saw it coming, and what can be done now. And, Bill Moyers checks in with JOURNAl contributor and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center Kathleen Hall Jamieson on how dirty politics will play out in this final stretch to the election.
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Voter Fraud, Economy and Campaign Analysis
Bill Moyers sits down with Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Ecology in the Department of Culture and Communication at NYU, who has been following voter fraud allegations in his blog News from the Underground. An expert on propaganda and media, Miller's book loser Takes All is an anthology of writings covering election fraud. Roberto lovato and linda Chavez on politics two weeks before the election and economist Michael Zweig on the realities of the economic downturn.Author(s): No creator set

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James K. Galbraith on our Economic Future
Bill Moyers sits down to talk about the economic future with with James K. Galbraith, lloyd Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the lBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Galbraith is 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.
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Voting, Politics, and Reforming Washington
The Annenberg School's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brown University's Glenn loury on the final days of a historic election cycle. And, can the stranglehold of money on politics be broken? Bill Moyers sits down with Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, and Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause, to discuss how Beltway business as usual may stand in the way of real change in Washington. And, a Bill Moyers essay on the importance of the vote.Author(s): No creator set

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Change and a New Administration
A Bill Moyers essay on change and the new administration. And, Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia University professor Eric Foner, who specializes in political and African-American history, and Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University. And, does Barack Obama's victory mean a new and permanent political alignment in American politics? Bill Moyers speaks with Kevin Phillips about how America has changed since Phillips penned THE EMERGING REPUBlICAN MAJORITY 40 years ago. A
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New President, Same World and Expose; on the JOURNAl: Broken Justice
What will President-elect Obama's promises of change mean for the Middle East? JOURNAl guest host Deborah Amos sits down with Elizabeth Rubin, the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Slate magazine columnist Fred Kaplan. And, EXPOSE on THE JOURNAl follow a team from the Denver Post's award-winning reporting on the broken justice system on Indian reservations across the country. And, for Veteran's Day, veterans speak up about the best ways to thank them for thei
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The TIMES Joe Nocera on the bailout; Danger Underground in Texas
BIll MOYERS JOURNAl and EXPOSE: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS present an investigative story into tragic accidents resulting from natural gas explosions. The report is part of BlUEPRINT AMERICA, a PBS-wide series on the nation's infrastructure. And, JOURNAl guest host Deborah Amos sits down with NEW YORK TIMES business columnist Joe Nocera to discuss what we learned about the bailout this week and to weigh whether or not it's working.Author(s): No creator set

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Michael Pollan's National Food Fight
As Americans gather to give thanks this week, food - quality, quantity, cost - remains a national issue. Bill Moyers Journal takes a hard look at how America's food policies - trade rules, farm subsidies, and regulation - affect larger issues including global warming, healthcare, and even homeland security. Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy.
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Senator Russ Feingold
As one of the most progressive voices in the Senate who also campaigned for President-elect Obama, what does Russ Feingold (D-WI) expect of the next four years? Bill Moyers sits down with the Wisconsin Senator to find out his perspectives on progressivism and its role in the new administration, and to ask him what changes he'd like to see in the Obama Presidency. And, take part in our Web-only project about the future of the American Dream. Plus, Bill Moyers talks with Mark Johnson, the producer
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Glenn Greenwald on Returning the Rule of law
Bill Moyers sits down with political commentator and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald who asks: Are we a nation ruled by men or by laws? A former constitutional and civil rights lawyer, Greenwald looks at the legacy of the Bush Administration, the prospects for a restoration of the rule of law, as well as the possibilities for government accountability. And, Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan takes Bill Moyers through recent news on the bailouts as big busines
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Journalist Sarah Chayes and NY Gov. David Paterson
As a new administration is set to take over in the White House, Bill Moyers checks in with author Sarah Chayes on the state of affairs in America's other war in Afghanistan. An author and former journalist, Chayes has lived the last 7 years in Afghanistan helping to rebuild the country. Then, as 43 states face budget shortfalls, New York Governor David Paterson talks with Bill Moyers about how states are dealing with the economic crisis. And, the Journal and ExposE: America's Investigative Rep
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John lithgow
He's played heroes, villains, saints, sinners, a ballet-dancing elephant, and a space alien, now actor and children's author John lithgow - best known as Dick Solomon from NBC's hit show 3rd Rock from the Sun - reveals a new side of himself... poetry lover. The award-winning stage and screen star lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting, and thoughts on the enduring power of art. lithgow currently stars in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. He has penned severa
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A Working Class Renaissance?
Bill Moyers sits down with United Steelworkers' International President leo Gerard to discuss seeking economic justice for workers in the middle of an economic crisis and how he sees the future of American manufacturing. Gerard shares his thoughts on how unions will fare under the Obama administration, what kind of stimulus might be needed and what the future of American industry might look like. And, get an update on the SEATTlE TIMES reporters who uncovered how members of Congress had awarde
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Simon Schama
Bill Moyers speaks with historian Simon Schama, who spent months traveling across America in the run-up to an historic election to discover what events in our nation's past can tell us about how we live today and what's in store for the future. Then, find out more about the Born Again American film and project - and get back to basics by reviewing America's founding documents. And, Bill Moyers responds to viewer feedback about Gaza.Author(s): No creator set

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Expectations of the Obama Administration
America saw an historic moment with the inauguration of President Obama, but was it a progressive landmark? Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia law professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams and Princeton politics and African American studies professor Melissa Harris-lacewell about the significance of this milestone and what it means for the future. Then, political columnist and blogger David Sirota and Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank talk with Bill Moyers about the expectation
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