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April 30, 2010

Jim Hightower
Bill Moyers sits down with populist Jim Hightower to look at the history and legacy of people's movements and discuss how ordinary people can reclaim political power.
April 2, 2010

American Inequality
Another study, THE SPIRIT LEVEL by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, shows that the US has the greatest income inequality among the major developed countries. Get the stats and read an interview with the authors.
Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander
In the months before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. On this week's 42nd anniversary of King's assassination, Bill Moyers sits down with attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to discuss how far we've really come as a country, how poor and working class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King's vision.
Moyers on Inequality
A Bill Moyers essay.
Reflections on King's Dreams
Revisit Dr. King's evolving theories of social and economic justice through his speeches. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay.
U.S. Prisons and Drug Laws
The U.S. has five percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's prisoners -- how did we get here?
March 5, 2010

Marcia Angell on Health Care Reform
Single-payer advocate Marcia Angell on why she thinks the debate over reform needs a fresh look at the economics and delivery of the care promised in the bill.
February 19, 2010

Buying the Bench?
A Bill Moyers essay.
January 15, 2010

Greg Mortenson,
Author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, whose best-selling books THREE CUPS OF TEA and STONES INTO SCHOOLS argue that education is the best way to peace in Afghanistan and across the Islamic world.
January 8, 2010

Moyers on Greed
A Bill Moyers essay.
December 18, 2009

Washington For Sale?
Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government.
October 30, 2009

Bill Moyers Essay: Restoring Accountability for Washington's Wars
A Bill Moyers Essay.
James K. Galbraith
Economic recovery in review. The Dow's up, but why are Main Street Americans still reeling from last year's economic collapse? With Americans still facing rising unemployment, foreclosures, and declining property values, renowned economist James K. Galbraith on whether we've averted another crisis and how to get help for the middle class.
October 23, 2009

Remembering Justice William James Justice
Bill Moyers reflects on the legacy of a true Texas maverick.
October 16, 2009

The JOURNAL on Community Organizers
Explore a video collection of JOURNAL profiles of people who are making a difference in their communities.
October 9, 2009

Wall Street Reformed?: Simon Johnson and Rep. Marcy Kaptur
Just over a year after economic calamity brought promises of reform from Washington, has Wall Street really changed? Former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) report on the state of the economy.
October 2, 2009

David Simon, Creator of THE WIRE (Re-broadcast)
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.
September 25, 2009

Wide World of Women
Just where does the majority stand in terms of health, education, safety, money and power?
September 18, 2009

The JOURNAL on Working America
View a collection of JOURNAL reports on the effect of the downturn on the homefront.
September 11, 2009

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
Global health specialist and Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim shares his expertise in public health.
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