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Classic Clip: Bill Moyers, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris on Columbus -
"As a follow-up to our Columbus Day coverage yesterday, here's a video that dates from 1988 of Native authors Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris discussing Columbus' legacy with PBS mainstay Bill Moyers. Erdrich, whose 2012 novel The Round House won the National Book Award, was married to Dorris from 1981 until his death by suicide in 1997 -- although the couple had at that point been separated for two years, and divorce was pending. In happier times, they edited each other's work and, on some occasions, wrote books together. At the time of this interview, they had committed to co-author The Crown of Columbus, which was published in 1989. This clip was found at"

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louiseerdrich  michaeldorris  chrisophercolumbus  1988  billmoyers  nativeamericans  law  legal  language  culture  voice  ownership  identity  property  us  history  pluralism 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Full Show: Economic Malpractice and the Millennials | Moyers & Company |
"Absolutely. It’s been so shocking to see the demonization of public servants. It’s really part of this 40-year attack on the public. And I think the fact that we’re seeing right now that teachers, public janitors, school workers, bus drivers, cops, firefighters are the new welfare queens in our public life.

I mean, really they are. I mean, if you think about the stereotype that’s being trafficked right now. They’re talking about these lazy, you know, bloated pensions that are just, you know, cheating the system. I mean, that’s the welfare queens of the 1980s. And what has been– what’s the same between the welfare queen and this image of the postal worker who doesn’t really deserve the benefits they’re getting? These old shop worn stereotypes of race and gender."
generations  2012  grovernorquist  ronaldreagan  teaparty  democracy  money  economics  gender  race  politics  publicservants  welfarequeens  heathermcghee  billmoyers  millennials 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Guernica / The Straight Dope — Bill Moyers interviews David Simon, April 2011
"David Simon would be happy to find out that The Wire was hyperbolic and ridiculous, and that the “American Century” is still to come. But he's not betting on it. An excerpt from Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, forthcoming from The New Press."

"I am very cynical about institutions and their willingness to address themselves to reform. I am not cynical when it comes to individuals and people. And I think the reason The Wire is watchable, even tolerable, to viewers is that it has great affection for individuals. It’s not misanthropic in any way. It has great affection for those people, particularly when they stand up on their hind legs and say, “I will not lie anymore. I am actually going to fight for what I perceive to be some shard of truth.”"
davidsimon  billmoyers  toread  interviews  thewire  tv  television  politics  drugs  cities  baltimore  2011  government  policy  society  economics  journalism  statistics  progress  crime  lawenforcement  criminology  urban  urbanism  laissezfaire  markets  marketfundamentalism  decriminalization  underclass  class  race  incarceration  institutions  cynicism  reform  change  individualism  people  human  humancondition  humans  democracy  control  corruption  mexico  us  ideology 
april 2011 by robertogreco
NOW. Transcript. Naomi Shihab Nye: A Bill Moyers Interview. 10.11.02 | PBS
"The Art of Disappearing

When they say Don't I know you? say no.
When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
before answering.
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
Then reply.
If they say we should get together.
say why? It's not that you don't love them any more.
You're trying to remember something
too important to forget.
The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished. When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven't seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don't start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.
Walk around feeling like a leaf. Know you could tumble any second. Then decide what to do with your time."

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naomishihabnye  billmoyers  interviews  poetry  disappearing  flow 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Howard Zinn - Bill Moyers Journal . Transcripts | PBS
"think for yourself. Don't believe what the people up there tell you. Live your own life. Think your own ideas. And don't depend on saviors. Don't depend on the Founding Fathers, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Obama. Don't depend on our leaders to do what needs to be done. Because whenever the government has done anything to bring about change, it's done so only because it's been pushed & prodded by social movements, by ordinary people organizing...You know, traditional history creates passivity because it gives you the people at the top and it makes you think that all you have to do is go to the polls every four years and elect somebody who's going to do the trick for you. And no. We want people to understand that that's not going to happen. People have to do it themselves. And so that's what we hope these readings will inspire."
howardzinn  billmoyers  activism  progressive  politics  history  change  reform  documentary 
december 2009 by robertogreco
YouTube - Bill Moyers on Max Baucus and Senate health insurance reform bill
"BILL MOYERS: You know from the news that early next week the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its version of health care reform. And therein lies another story of money and politics.
maxbaucus  billmoyers  2009  healthcare  lobbying  healthinsurance  business  congress  senate  corruption  specialinterests  via:kazys 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Bill Moyers Journal . Transcripts | PBS [via: video: AND]
"industry has always tried to make Americans think government-run systems are worst thing that could happen...slippery slope towards socialism...used scare tactics for years & keep that from happening...a broader program like our Medicare...could potentially reduce profits of these big companies...their biggest concern...[when] Clinton plan was being debated, 95%...was used by insurance companies to pay claims. Last year...just...above 80%...irony...companies & their trade groups talking about how we don't want... [a] bureaucrat between patient & doctor. But...CEO is actually between doctor & patient...if the industry is able to kill reform, or Democrats & Republicans can't agree on a proposal, that's what the industry really wants...satisfaction ratings are higher in Medicare...than in private insurance. But they don't want know that & they want to scare you [via anecdotes] into thinking that...[people in] any government-run system...people are very unhappy."
healthcare  cigna  wendellpotter  health  medicine  policy  healthinsurance  profits  markets  politics  2009  billmoyers 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Bill Moyers Journal . Watch & Listen | PBS - Interview with William K. Black, April 3, 2009
"The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with William K. Black, the former senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong and his critique of the bailout."
billmoyers  williamblack  via:javierarbona  regulation  corruption  bailout  recession  meltdown  aig  banking  economics  politics  finance  crisis  2009  fraud  crime  law  timothygeithner 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Bill Moyers Journal . Podcasts | PBS
"Bill Moyers Journal offers several podcasts that let you listen or watch the JOURNAL when you want, how you want."
billmoyers  podcasts  pbs  news 
september 2008 by robertogreco

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