Friday, February 15, 2008

On Bill Moyers Journal Friday February 15, 2008

Glendale Moyers Talkers meet Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 PM in the upstairs Learning Center of the Glendale Public Library Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA. 91205. All points of view are welcome and will be civilly appreciated and challenged. Come join us.

from the Bill Moyers Journal NEWSLETTER - Friday, February 15, 2008

“We've heard it over and over in the primaries from candidates who supported the war andchanged their minds. And they say to the public, "You were lied to." But the deeper conversation we need to be having is why were Americans so willing to be lied to, not only average citizens, but politicians." - Susan Jacoby


Does America’s $9 trillion federal debt mean we are mortgaging our future and jeopardizing individual savings, healthcare, and retirement for generations to come? Bill Moyers gets a reality check from Public Agenda’s Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, co-authors of WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?: YOUR GUIDED TOUR TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS.

Susan Jacoby, author of THE AGE OF AMERICAN UNREASON, talks about the crisis of ignorance in the U.S. and how a 'flight from reason' is playing out in American politics and society. "We have really, over the past 40 years, gotten shorter and shorter and shorter attention spans," says Jacoby.

Photojournalist Lori Grinker takes viewers to Amman, Jordan for a devastating look at the fate of Iraqis displaced by the conflict.

The dumbing down of America? Respond to Jacoby's ideas of 'American Unreason.'

Join our discussion on the economy, debt and recent talk of recession.

A Bill Moyers Rewind. Look back at the works of Lori Grinker from her series "After War" and tell us what you think.

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