from the Bill Moyers Journal NEWSLETTER
“The spirit of the people hasn't dampened. The future for this country should be much, much brighter than it is.”- Dominic MacSorley, CONCERN, on the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This week on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL (KCET-TV)
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — a country almost one-fourth the size of the US — to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. “The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn't operated in these areas for decades,” says Dominic MacSorley, emergency director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization. The program profiles an innovative program that employs locals to bike food to remote areas.
Then, Bill Moyers interviews David Beckmann who is president of Bread for the World, an organization which campaigns to strengthen US political commitment to end world hunger and poverty. A clergyman and economist, Beckmann joined Bread for the World after serving the World Bank for 15 years overseeing projects to reduce poverty.
On THE MOYERS BLOG
Ask Dominic MacSorley. You've traveled with him to the Congo, now ask him your questions.
Bill Moyers Rewind: "After the War" (2002). Follow Dominic MacSorley as Concern brings aid to Afghanistan.
Each week, video, transcripts, and further resources and investigations from BILL MOYERS JOURNAL are available online at www.pbs.org/moyers.