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September 4, 2009

Is McCain-Feingold Censorship? Floyd Abrams and Trevor Potter on Campaign Finance Reform
The Supreme Court reconvenes early for a special hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance limits for corporations. To hear the arguments, Bill Moyers sits down with Trevor Potter, president and general counsel of The Campaign Legal Center and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorney.
June 5, 2009

Brooke Gladstone & Jay Rosen: Media Analysis
From headlines surrounding the health care debate to media frenzy over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, NPR's On the Media host Brooke Gladstone and NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen sort the messages and spin from the week's news.
May 29, 2009

Resources About Torture
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL resources and interviews about torture and the rule of law.
The Geneva Conventions
Explore the history of the Geneva Conventions.
Torturing Democracy
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL presents TORTURING DEMOCRACY, a film from award-winning producer Sherry Jones which examines America's detention and interrogation practices in the "war on terror." PLEASE NOTE: Due to rights restrictions we will not be able to stream TORTURING DEMOCRACY online. You can watch the entire film at the TORTURING DEMOCRACY Web site. {http://www.torturingdemocracy.org}
May 1, 2009

Bruce Fein and Mark Danner on the Torture Memos
A new debate followed the release of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel memos approving extreme measures of interrogation under the Bush administration. Bill Moyers sits down with Bruce Fein, former deputy attorney general under President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the American Freedom Agenda, and Mark Danner, who has been reporting on the US treatment and interrogation of detainees for the NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS.
April 17, 2009

David Simon, Creator of THE WIRE
From crime beat reporter for the BALTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today.
Prison Nation
The U.S. has five percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prisoners -- how did we get here?
April 3, 2009

William K. Black on The Prompt Corrective Action Law
William K. Black details his thinking on the The Prompt Corrective Action Law: Section 1831o.
William K. Black: CSI Bailout
The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with William K. Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong and his critique of the bailout.
March 27, 2009

Workers in America
The Living Wage, Employee Free Choice Act and the state of the unions.
February 6, 2009

Eric Foner on Our Lincoln
As Abraham Lincoln's bicentennial birthday approaches, Bill Moyers sits down with historian and Lincoln biographer Eric Foner to discuss the legacy and the legend of America's most studied president.
January 23, 2009

David Sirota and Thomas Frank
Political columnist and blogger David Sirota and WALL STREET JOURNAL columnist Thomas Frank talk with Bill Moyers about their hopes and expectations of this administration.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Patricia Williams
Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia law professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams and Princeton politics and African American studies professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell about the significance of this milestone and what it means for the future.
Moyers on the Forgotten
A Bill Moyers essay.
January 16, 2009

Simon Schama
Bill Moyers speaks with historian Simon Schama, who spent months traveling across America in the run-up to an historic election to discover what events in our nation's past can tell us about how we live today and what's in store for the future.
January 9, 2009

EXPOSE ON THE JOURNAL: Mr. Heath Goes Back to Washington
Get an update on the SEATTLE TIMES reporters who uncovered how members of Congress had 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.
January 2, 2009

Remembering Al Meyerhoff
A Bill Moyers Essay.
December 12, 2008

Emma Coleman Jordan on the Bailout Hearings
Georgetown University's legal and finance scholar Emma Coleman Jordan takes Bill Moyers through recent news on the bailouts as big business begs for more.
Glenn Greenwald
Bill Moyers sits down with political commentator and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald who asks: Are we a nation ruled by men or by laws? A former constitutional and civil rights lawyer, Greenwald looks at the legacy of the Bush Administration, the prospects for President-elect Obama's cabinet choices, as well as the possibilities for government accountability.
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