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February 27, 2009

John McWhorter
Scholar John McWhorter weighs in on whether the U.S. is "a nation of cowards," as Attorney General Eric Holder suggests, on racial issues.
February 20, 2009

Robert G. Kaiser
Robert G. Kaiser has been following Beltway politics for THE WASHINGTON POST for nearly 50 years. This week on the Journal, Bill Moyers talks with Kaiser about his new book, SO DAMN MUCH MONEY: THE TRIUMPH OF LOBBYING AND THE CORROSION OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
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.
Glenn Greenwald and Jay Rosen
Is the old media sustaining the old politics? News and analysis with NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and political journalist and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald
Two Centuries of Lincoln
View a photo essay of America's number one icon.
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.
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.
Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers' International President
Bill Moyers sits down with United Steelworkers' International President Leo Gerard to discuss seeking economic justice for workers in the middle of an economic crisis and how he sees the future of American manufacturing. Gerard shares his thoughts on how unions will fare under the Obama administration, what kind of stimulus might be needed and what the future of American industry might look like.
January 2, 2009

Onion Soup: An Essay for the New Year
Political satire and political reality for '09.
Topic(s): politics, satire
Theater and Politics
Traverse the history of political theater from the Ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Arthur Miller and Off Off Broadway.
December 19, 2008

Sarah Chayes on Afghanistan
As a new administration is set to take over in the White House, Bill Moyers checks in with author Sarah Chayes on the state of affairs in America's other war in Afghanistan. An author and former journalist, Chayes has lived the last seven years in Afghanistan helping to rebuild the country.
December 5, 2008

Russ Feingold
As one of the most progressive voices in the Senate who also campaigned for President-elect Obama, what does Russ Feingold (D-WI) expect of the next four years? Bill Moyers sits down with the Wisconsin Senator to find out his perspectives on progressivism and its role in the new administration, and to ask him what changes he'd like to see in the Obama Presidency.
November 7, 2008

American History Lessons
Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia University professor Eric Foner, who specializes in political and African-American history, and Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University.
Kevin Phillips on Obama's Challenge
Does Barack Obama's victory mean a new and permanent political alignment in American politics? Bill Moyers speaks with Kevin Phillips about how America has changed since Phillips penned THE EMERGING REPUBLICAN MAJORITY 40 years ago.
Viewers on What's Next?
JOURNAL viewers lay out their priorities for the next administration.
October 31, 2008

Can Washington Change?
Can the stranglehold of money on politics be broken? Bill Moyers sits down with Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, and Bob Edgar, president and CEO of Common Cause, to discuss how Beltway business as usual may stand in the way of real change in Washington.
Jamieson and Loury on Making History
The Annenberg Public Policy Center's Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brown University's Glenn Loury on the final days of a historic election cycle.
October 17, 2008

Mark Crispin Miller on Voter Protection
Bill Moyers sits down with Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, who has been following voter fraud allegations in his blog News from the Underground. An expert on propaganda and media, Miller's book LOSER TAKES ALL is an anthology of writings covering election fraud.
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