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This Week
May 30, 2003


This week on NOW:

As the number two man at the Department of the Interior, J. Stephen Griles is in charge of the nation’s natural resources. But some say that having Griles, a former powerful lobbyist for the energy industry, at Interior is like having a fox in the hen house. Recently, at the behest of members of the Senate, the Interior Department’s Inspector General launched an official investigation into the ethical questions raised about Griles. NOW examines Griles’ record at the Interior Department and scrutinizes the apparent conflicts of interest that has one environmental group documenting his every move.

Bill Moyers interviews Fred L. Smith, Jr., Founder and President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public interest group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government that is active in a wide range of economic and environmental public policy issues. They discuss Washington’s recent environmental policies and their long-term impact on the environment.

Bill Moyers interviews acclaimed playwright and creator of the 2002 Tony Award-winning METAMORPHOSES Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman will discuss her adaptation for the theater of THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.

A Bill Moyers Journal on what you may have missed in the news.

In Depth

Smokestacks

Environmental Story Updates

Environmental Resource Map


da Vinci's man
Mary Zimmerman on THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

Exploring Genius Online


Fred L. Smith, Jr.
Tracking Legislation on the Web

Bill Moyers talks with Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Discussion



Talk about the economy on the message boards.

Commentary

Bill Moyers on Neglected News

Resources

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Credits



Revolving Door
Producer: Katie Pitra
Correspondent: Roberta Baskin
Editor: Vin Liota


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