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Journalism's Crisis Is Public Media's Opportunity

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Aaron

As I told the FCC on Friday, the discussion about public media's future in the digital age comes at a critical juncture: We have a crisis. We have an historic opportunity. And we shouldn't let either go to waste.

The Lowdown from Hightower

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

"Here's what populism is not," Jim Hightower told my colleague Bill Moyers on the final edition of Bill Moyers Journal. "It is not just an incoherent outburst of anger."

How Reform Can Save the Internet: Two Must Watch Videos

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Two recent videos make a clear cut case for media reform in the digital age, and should be fixtures on the virtual shelf of anyone interested in the issue.

Simon Johnson, James Kwak On 'Bill Moyers Journal' (VIDEO): 13 Bankers Authors Explain Financial Crisis, Reform Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Simon Johnson and James Kwak, the authors of 13 Bankers, appeared on "Bill Moyers Journal" Friday evening to discuss the financial crisis and the push...

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Memorial Day: Flying The American Flag Is Not an Obnoxious Statement

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cari Shane

How could an American symbol, more iconic than cowboys and apple pie, more American than even the American Bald Eagle, Mount Rushmore or the Monument, have been abducted by a particular brand of politics?

A Bomber Jacket Doesn't Cover the Blood

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

During his first presidential trip to Afghanistan, Obama stood before thousands of American troops to proclaim the sanctity of the war effort. He played the role deftly, while wearing a bomber jacket.

Health Care Reform: A Postmortem Requiem

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

What went wrong with health care reform? Everything. Almost immediately, this debate was a diversion from the most pressing issue facing Americans -- an anemic economy with unemployment numbers never seen in our lifetime.

The Cowardice of Machismo

Philip Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Slater

Men are mentally crippled by the overwhelming irrelevancy of traditional male gender training, which robs them of the mental flexibility necessary to deal with the complex world we actually inhabit.

Bill Moyers Journal: Special Preview Of Film "The Good Soldier" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In honor of Veterans Day (this coming Wednesday, 11/11), tomorrow night PBS' Bill Moyers Journal will air a documentary titled "The Good Soldier." Th...

Taibi, Kuttner Debate Health Care Bill On "Bill Moyers Journal" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Kuttner of the American Prospect and Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone agree that the health care bill taking shape in the Senate is a bad one. But ...

Bill Moyers Plays LBJ Tapes, Draws Similarities With Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday night, Bill Moyers played clips from the Lyndon B. Johnson tapes on his PBS television show. Moyers drew correlations between the factors f...

A Moment of Truth with Bill Moyers, Marcy Kaptur, and Simon Johnson

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Bill Moyers Journal is always illuminating, but tonight's episode, featuring a conversation with Rep. Marcy Kaptur (so amazing in Michael Moore's new film) and economist Simon Johnson is one that no one should miss.

A Jane Goodall Thanksgiving

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

My Thanksgiving list this year includes Jane Goodall, who was interviewed by my colleague Bill Moyers for this week's edition of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS.

Stephen Rubin: New President Of Henry Holt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finally, some news from the publishing world's revolving door: Macmillan announced this Tuesday that Stephen Rubin, former publisher at Doubleday, wil...

Obama and the Ghost of Vietnam-Era Politics

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Those who insist President Obama must reflexively rubber stamp the demands for escalation might do well to remember a bit of this history, as Dave Obey suggests.

Bill Moyers Retiring From Weekly Television

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bill Moyers is leaving weekly television. The New York Times' Elizabeth Jensen reports that the PBS newscaster is retiring from his Friday night prog...

Greg Mortenson On Bill Moyers: A Better Path To Peace In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The U.S. has committed up to 30,000 more troops to the escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Greg Mortenson, the author of the new book "Stones into ...

Lyndon Johnson, His National Security Advisor and His Secretary of Defense Say All

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Lear

Was the Vietnam War an act of prescience, or simply a prelude to today? You decide. The first 1000 people who respond to this blog will receive a free DVD copy of last Friday's PBS show, Bill Moyers Journal.

Will Obama Save America From Capitalism?

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

American-style capitalism is the system that gives you pilots buying groceries with food stamps and sheriffs throwing families out of their homes. President Obama, it's time for a "new" New Deal.

Bill Moyers: Tea Party Organizer Is Epitome Of Privilege

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman ...

Marine's Photo Reminds Us of War that Will Not End

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Winship

There can be no denying the story the photo tells. It forces us to confront through a young man's violent death the ugly, bloody reality of a war.

McClatchy Pentagon Correspondent Nancy Youssef Discusses Iraq War With Bill Moyers (VIDEO)

Bill Moyers Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. Moyers interviews McClatchy Pentagon correspondent Nanc...

Their Money, Our Health: Andrew Weil Leads The Health Revolution

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Dr. Andrew Weil's new book, "Why Our Health Matters" is a must read for anyone wondering why health care reform is in gridlock or what to do about it.

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.