From the Bill Moyers Journal NEWSLETTER - Friday, January 18, 2008:
“There's one party in Washington. It's the party of money. It has different wings and factions. But Washington is the party of money. And the wealthiest people in America, the large corporations in America, are busy milking the government for everything they can get." - David Cay Johnston
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
With all the talk of change coming out of the presidential campaigns, can we expect big money to lose its grip on Washington? Bill Moyers interviews NEW YORK TIMES investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Cay Johnston who says America’s system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich.
Also on the program, Bill Moyers talks with Harvey J. Kaye, the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development and the founding director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, whose book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America channels the “the greatest radical of a radical age.”
Bill Moyers sits down with journalist Craig Unger, contributing editor of VANITY FAIR and author of the bestselling House of Bush, House of Saud and, most recently, The Fall of the House of Bush, who offers analysis on President Bush’s recent trip to the Middle East.
A Bill Moyers essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On THE MOYERS BLOG:
Should government play a role in leveling the economic playing field? Tell us what you think.
Democratizing the Middle East? Weigh in on our discussion.
Is cynicism un-American? Discuss Kaye's notion of Thomas Paine's 'promise of America.'
Preview Bill Moyers' essay.