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.
How did Big Finance grow so powerful that its hijinks nearly brought down the global economy -- and what hope is there for real reform with Washington politicians on Wall Street's payroll? Authors Simon Johnson and James Kwak, two of the nation's most respected economic experts and authors of the new book 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.
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.
In the months before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. On this week's 42nd anniversary of King's assassination, Bill Moyers interviews attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to learn how poor and working class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King's vision.
Bill Moyers takes a closer look at the newly signed health bill and explores the future of health care reform with THE NATION's John Nichols and National Organization for Women president Terry O'Neill. Financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson offers a candid look at the obstacles facing substantive reform and what Congress' proposed legislation would. and wouldn't, accomplish.
Bill Moyers sits down with NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton for a wide-ranging conversation about God, baseball, and the importance of thoughtful discourse in society. Born to a struggling Catholic family in Brooklyn, John Sexton still teaches undergraduates in addition to his work as president of one of the world's largest and most prestigious universities.
Once adversaries in 2000's Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, now two of the nation's premier lawyers -- Theodore Olson and David Boies -- one conservative and one liberal -- have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage.
On Lincoln's birthday, 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.
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.
Monica Youn and Zephyr Teachout on the court decision on campaign finance. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka offer shis perspective on President Obama's first State of the Union address and on whether organized labor can grow and generate jobs in the 21st century. And, Bill Moyers remembers historian Howard Zinn.
The JOURNAL assesses Obama's first year as President in the wake of Democrats' defeat in Massachusetts' special election for Senate with Princeton politics and African American studies professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell and journalist Eric Alterman. And, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson on America's energy crisis.
Author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, whose best-selling books THREE CUPS OF TEA and STONES INTO SCHOOLS argue that education is the best way to peace in Afghanistan and across the Islamic world. WALL STREET JOURNAL correspondent and author of THE WRECKING CREW: HOW conservatives RUINED GOVERNMENT, ENRICHED THEMSELVES, AND BEGGARED THE NATION takes a look back at the decade that was.
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.
Historian Howard Zinn has chronicled centuries of people's struggles against oppression. He joins Bill Moyers to discuss the voices of today's people and his new film THE PEOPLE SPEAK. And, organizers George Goehl and Heather Booth on turning anger into action.
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.