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June 20, 2008

Douglas Blackmon on Neoslavery
Bill Moyers interviews Douglas Blackmon, the Atlanta bureau chief of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, about his latest book, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, which looks at an "age of neoslavery" that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.
Moyers on Juneteenth
A Bill Moyers essay.
Traces of the Trade: Documentary Preview
Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Premiering next week on POV on PBS.
June 13, 2008

Steve Fraser on Gilded Ages
Steve Fraser, historian and author of WALL STREET: AMERICA'S DREAM PALACE, discusses the modern parallels and differences to the first Gilded Age, the big disparity between the rich and poor, and the increasing strain on working Americans.
June 6, 2008

Moyers on the Nominee
Bill Moyers on the Democratic Party and its new nominee.
May 2, 2008

Bill Moyers on Reverend Jeremiah Wright
Bill Moyers reflects on his interview with Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
April 25, 2008

Black Churches, Black Theology, and American History
From David Walker's "Appeal" through Freedman's School and Black Theology — learn more.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Bill Moyers interviews the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in his first broadcast interview with a journalist since he became embroiled in a controversy for his remarks and his relationship with Barack Obama. Wright, who retired in early 2008 as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where Senator Obama is a member, has been at the center of controversy for comments he made during sermons, which surfaced in the press in March.
April 18, 2008

Martha Nussbaum
Bill Moyers talks with Marth Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at University of Chicago, about church and state, and her newest book, LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA'S TRADITION OF RELIGIOUS EQUALITY.
April 4, 2008

Congo - 100 Years of Darkness
View a slideshow of images from The Democratic Republic of Congo by noted photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale. Also, delve into the history of the troubled land — a country almost one-fourth the size of the US.
March 28, 2008

The Kerner Commission - 40 Years Later with Fred Harris
THE JOURNAL looks at an update of the Kerner Commission Report, which blamed the violence on the devastating poverty and hopelessness endemic in the inner cities of the 1960s and includes an interview with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the Kerner Commission.
March 14, 2008

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February 29, 2008

Nell Irvin Painter
Historian Nell Irvin Painter examines what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. Does today’s economic disparity indicate a new "Gilded Age" that threatens democracy?
February 8, 2008

Power Reading II
Your suggestions on what books the incoming President needs on his or her shelf.
January 25, 2008

Web Exclusive: Grisham on writers and writing
John Grisham talks with Bill Moyers about writers and writing — from the teacher who inspired his love of reading to the mandatory homage a Mississippi native pays to Faulkner.
January 18, 2008

Bill Moyers Essay: We Shall Overcome
A Bill Moyers essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Craig Unger on the U.S. and the Saudis
Bill Moyers sits down with journalist Craig Unger, contributing editor of VANITY FAIR and author of the best-selling HOUSE OF BUSH, HOUSE OF SAUD and, most recently, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF BUSH, who offers analysis on President Bush's recent trip to the Middle East.
Harvey J. Kaye: Time Again for Tom Paine?
The historian and author of THOMAS PAINE AND THE PROMISE OF AMERICA discusses the role of whom he calls "the greatest radical of a radical age."
December 14, 2007

The "O" Factor: Celebrity Endorsements
Celebrity slideshow: What's the real power of 'power' endorsements?
December 7, 2007

Behind the Campaign
Explore the evolution of campaign ads and get tools to fact-check the candidates.
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