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Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, a PBS documentary series released Nov. 9 on DVD, journalist Bill Moyers asks, "In a world where religion is poison to some and salvation to others, how do we live together?"

DVDs: Scott Pilgrim! Bing! Sherlock! And More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World ($39.98 BluRay and $29.98 regular; Universal) -- I'm not a video game enthusiast by any stretch (though I did cross 1 mill...

Washington and Change: Cash You Can Believe In

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform act has been eviscerated by the courts and what's left of it is barely enforced by the Federal Election Commission. The same goes for various provisions of the Federal tax code.

The Awful Price for Teaching Less Than We Know

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

In its despair and confusion, a large segment of the American populace is prepared to believe anything it's told, in part because we are a country less and less educated in basic essential knowledge about America and the world.

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

Chevron Tries to Restrict 1st Amendment in Latest Twist in Crude Saga

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trudie Styler

This latest action by Chevron is part of a worldwide, desperate litigation campaign by the oil giant to escape liability for what is thought to be the world's worst oil-related environmental catastrophe.

PBS and our "Need to Know" the Truth

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Alison Stewart is one of the anchors of Need To Know, a new public television public affairs offering that began stirring controversy long before its launch.

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.

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home
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.