Thursday, June 28, 2007

This Week on Bill Moyers Journal - June 29

From the newsletter by Bill Moyers Journal:

"The public's had it with the NAFTA model. It's meant real damage to people: unsafe food, downward pressure on wages, lost jobs."
- Lori Wallach This week on Bill Moyers Journal (

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.

Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, on the secret trade deal negotiated by leaders of the Democratic Party and the White House, and its implications for labor unions, consumer groups and the environment.

Then, from Barry Goldwater's deputy press secretary to George H. W. Bush's speechwriter, Victor Gold has spent four-decades as a Republican-party insider. Gold speaks candidly with Bill Moyers about how the GOP has lost its way, the subject of his new book, Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP.

Bill Moyers on Rupert Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal.

What does it mean to be a Republican? Hear from others and weigh in.

Give us your take as Lori Wallach blogs on the impact of the new trade deal on American labor.

Is the mortgage crisis worrying you? Take our poll and tell us what you think.

Preview and respond to Bill Moyers' essay.

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1 comment:

Moyers Talk said...

Three important issues and one commentary this week:

1- The Democratic Congress is undoing much of what they stand for by allowing trade agreements to trump US law. And they did it quietly so the public wouldn't know. Very disturbing.

2 - Article in yesterday's LA Times - July 4, 2007 - confirms "More Americans Fall Behind in Debt" because of lax oversight as the interviewee suggested.,1,4301568.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-business&ctrack=1&cset=true

3 - The conversation with Victor Gold showed how thoughtful people, once far apart ideologically, are now closer together because of Bush and Co. Gold was interesting, but I'd really like to Moyers speaking with John Dean about what the current administation is doing.

4 - And Bill Moyers' commentary about Rupert Murdoch is not to be missed or "the public be damned."