Friday, August 8, 2008

On Bill Moyers Journal August 8

MOYERS ON DEMOCRACY Book Giveaway on the PBS Moyers Blog.
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Our next Glendale Moyers Talkers meeting is next week at the new time of 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, 2008 in the upstairs Learning Center of the Glendale Public Central Library.

From the Bill Moyers Journal Newsletter for Friday, August 8, 2008

“This business model works despite the type of consumer that they’re selling to. There is money to be made in poverty.”- Brian Grow, BUSINESSWEEK


As more companies view low-income Americans as opportunities for profit, the “poverty business” is booming. BILL MOYERS JOURNAL and EXPOSÉ: AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS follow a team of BUSINESSWEEK reporters as they track new corporate practices that some say exploit the working poor.

With the economy going bust, Bill Moyers gets perspective from economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research Dean Baker and NEW YORK TIMES op-ed columnist Bob Herbert.


Ask the reporters. BUSINESSWEEK's Paul M. Barrett, Robert Berner, Keith Epstein, and Brian Grow take your questions on the poverty business.

Join our discussion on the looming economic crisis.

Also, check out the BILL MOYERS JOURNAL 'Be a More Engaged Citizen' Book List, presented by Thirteen/WNET New York.

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

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