Thursday, February 21, 2008

This Week on Bill Moyers Journal

from the newsletter: Friday, February 22, 2008

“I have people telling me, 'We get shaken down by the government in the daytime, and shaken down by the Taliban at night. What are we supposed to do?' [The government is] basically a criminal enterprise."- Sarah Chayes


BILL MOYERS JOURNAL and the PBS series EXPOSÉ: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS offer a hard and fresh look at how earmarks really work. "Mr. Heath Goes to Washington" profiles SEATTLE TIMES reporters on the trail of how members of Congress have awarded federal dollars for questionable purposes to companies in local Congressional districts -- often to companies whose executives, employees or PACs have made campaign contributions to their legislators.

Sarah Chayes, author and former journalist who has been helping rebuild Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime, with a look at the front lines of America's war there.


Ask EXPOSÉ. Submit your questions for EXPOSÉ producer Marc Shaffer and SEATTLE TIMES journalist David Heath.

With the “forgotten war” going poorly, how should American policy adapt to realities in Afghanistan?

Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available online at

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