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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.
August 14, 2009

David Frum
A Conservative Plan for Healthcare? Bill Moyers sits down with former special assistant to George W. Bush David Frum, who is calling on Republicans to come up with their own plan for health care reform and suggests changes that conservatives can support.
War of Words on Health Care -- Jamieson and Altman
Media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman discuss the messages in health care ads today, and how well they reflect the real issues of health care reform
July 24, 2009

Rage on the Airwaves
What happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? BILL MOYERS JOURNAL revisits a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's political discourse.
Trudy Lieberman and Marcia Angell
Bill Moyers sits down with Trudy Lieberman, director of the health and medical reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and former editor in chief of the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
June 19, 2009

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The JOURNAL profiles Leymah Gbowee, a woman who led her fellow countrywomen to fight for and win peace in war-torn Liberia, and Abigail Disney, who produced the documentary of their struggle and triumph in the award-winning film PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL.
June 12, 2009

Celebrating Thomas Paine
On the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine's death, Bill Moyers sits down with THOMAS PAINE AND THE PROMISE OF AMERICA author Harvey J. Kaye and NATIONAL REVIEW senior editor Richard Brookhiser, author of WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDERS DO?
Robert Reich
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about the influence of lobbyists on policy, the economy, and the ongoing debate over health care.
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.
The JOURNAL on War
From the press "Buying the War" to the costs that can't be measured in money ? THE JOURNAL on the U.S. at war.
May 15, 2009

Shahan Mufti and Juan Cole: On the Ground in Pakistan
As the world follows the violence and unrest in Pakistan, Bill Moyers speaks with historian Juan Cole and journalist Shahan Mufti about how the US's relationship with the troubled nation will impact prospects for peace, human rights, and democracy in the war-torn region.
May 1, 2009

Web Exclusive: Bruce Fein and Mark Danner on American Empire
The conversation between Bruce Fein, Mark Danner and Bill Moyers continues.
April 17, 2009

Stopping the Presses
The newspaper morgue is no longer just back issues ? it's holds growing number of defunct papers around the nation. Get the stats on the changing media landscape. And, Bill Moyers and David Simon reflect on what happened to the news business.
April 10, 2009

Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Assassinated on Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was transformed from man to martyr and myth. In this special performance edition of Bill Moyers Journal acclaimed actor Sam Waterston and historian Harold Holzer explore Lincoln's legacy and legend in poetry and prose by great American writers across the decades who have wrestled to define the true Lincoln through the lens of their own times.
The Literature of Lincoln
A selection of the entries from THE LINCOLN ANTHOLOGY, additional readings and Lincoln video and Web resources.
March 27, 2009

The New Bailout Debate
Is Geithner's plan a 'triumph' or a 'flop?' Who wins and who loses?
The President's Questions
What would you ask the President?
March 20, 2009

American Dissenters
Dissident voices from Tom Paine to Ralph Nader
Mike Davis
Bill Moyers sits down with socialist historian Mike Davis for his critique of the government?s response to the economic crisis and how he thinks it compares to Roosevelt?s New Deal. Mike Davis is a writer and historian, who currently teaches creative writing at University of California, Riverside.
March 13, 2009

The Great Darwin Debate
Bicentennial reflections on why evolution remains a religious and political flash point in contemporary America.
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