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Moyers & Company

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Moyers & Company

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

24m 43s

In the small city of Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates prevailed over pro-business candidates backed by over $3 million from the energy giant Chevron. This week, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and reporter Harriet Rowan, a college student and journalist who uncovered the Chevron funding story, talk about the role unlimited sums of corporate cash have played in Richmond.

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24m 51s

Public Schools for Sale?

Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge-fund managers and private-equity investors are entering what they consider to be an “emerging market.” Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, says the privatization of public education has to stop. She was an advocate school choice and charter schools, but after careful investigation, has changed her mind.

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22m 34s

No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Bill speaks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin, author of the new book ‘Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance,’ about the indiscriminate tracking of our everyday lives -- where government and business are stockpiling data about us at an unprecedented pace. 

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24m 50s

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war," Lofgren tells Moyers.

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24m 51s

Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil

After the State Department issued a long-awaited environmental impact statement on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline last week, those opposed to the project have intensified their push for the Obama Administration to reject it. This week, Bill Moyers talks with environmentalist Bill McKibben about his hopes that Americans will collectively pressure Obama to stand up to big oil.

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24m 50s

David Simon on America as a Horror Show

David Simon, creator of the TV series ‘The Wire,’ talks with Bill about America’s capitalism crisis. It’s a reality check from a journalist who uses TV drama to report on America from the bottom up. "The horror show is we are going to be slaves to profit. Some of us are going to be higher on the pyramid and we'll count ourselves lucky and many more will be marginalized and destroyed."

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