Thom looks at why it's easier to kill on the streets of Florida than on the streets of Baghdad. Also discussed: the history of the Koch Brothers and their continued influence on the Republican party, the radiation from the Fukushima disaster hitting California, and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the latest from the 1 percent's war against the middle-class.
Bill Moyers talks with activists about an initiative to open Americans’ eyes about income inequality. He also delivers an essay on how the broadcasting industry has neglected its responsibility to the public.
Paul Volcker on why banks are wrong to undermine the Volcker Rule, Carne Ross on the power of ordinary people to effect change in government and commerce, and a Bill Moyers Essay.
In this excellent discussion led by Chris Hayes, the role of the media is the focus. Is the media putting Trayvon Martin's shooter on trial? Is Trayvon Martin accurately portrayed? Why is crime down substantially but our fear is up?
Nine years after Baghdad erupted in “shock and awe,” we’re once again hearing in America the drumbeat for war in the Middle East. Now, the bull’s-eye is on Iran. But what we need more than a simple change of target is a complete change in perspective
As President Obama heads to Oklahoma to announce the fast-tracking of the southern portion of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Democracy Now speaks with 350.org’s Bill McKibben.
Bill Moyers talks with former Senator Byron Dorgan about making sure big banks play by rules that protect consumers from financial calamity, and how those big banks continue to leverage power and influence to avoid responsibility while maximizing profits.
Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed to explore a momentous instance: how the mid-90’s merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group – and a friendly Presidential pen — brought down the Glass-Steagall Act
In this episode of the Big Picture with Thom Hartman - Rush Limbaugh has a long history of making racist and sexist comments, so why is his latest comment receiving so much attention?
Film historian and culture critic Neal Gabler joins Bill Moyers to discuss how representations of heroism in movies shape our expectations of a U.S. president, and how our real-world candidates are packaged into superficial, two-dimensional personas designed to appeal to both the electorate and the media
Thom Hartmann discusses: "Are Romney and Paul" in cahoots? Thom talks with tonight's political panel about the GOP primary results, why Ron Paul has never attacked Mitt Romney, as well as the Wisconsin recall effort.
There are 80-plus million Americans today who were born roughly between 1978 and 2000, and they’re getting hit hard by economic circumstances created over the past 30 years. The Millennials are the first generation of Americans who cannot count on doing better than their parents.
Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind — over the cliff? February 3, 2012
Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net?
January 27, 2012
This weekend, continuing its sharp multi-episode focus on the intersection of money and politics, Moyers & Company explores the tight connection between Wall Street and the White House with David Stockman – yes, that David Stockman — former budget director for President Reagan.
In this show segment, Moyers & Company dives into one of the most important and controversial issues of our time: How Washington and Big Business colluded to make the super-rich richer and turn their backs on the rest of us.
Italian Financial Crisis Prompts Berlusconi’s Exit, Escalates Fears of Europe’s Next Massive Bailout, Latino Voters Help Dethrone Anti-Immigrant Champion in Historic Arizona State Senate Recall Election, Report: Thousands of U.S.-Born Kids Languish in Foster Care as Immigrant Parents Detained, Deported, and Legendary Folk Duo Crosby & Nash on Soundtracking Movements from the 1960s to Occupy Wall Street
Naomi Klein on Environmental Victory: Obama Delays Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Decision Until 2013, White House Could Cast Decisive Vote to Permit 20,000 Fracking Wells in Delaware River Basin, Occupy Homes: New Coalition Links Homeowners, Activists in Direct Action to Halt Foreclosures, Penn State Cover-Up of Child Rape, Coach Paterno Fired in "Greatest Fall from Grace in U.S. Sports", Occupy Cal: 39 Arrested in Forceful Crackdown on Massive Protest at UC Berkeley
Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Razan Zaitouneh Speaks from Hiding, Says Over 4,000 Killed in Uprising, Arab League Suspends Syria, Concern Grows over Foreign Intervention to End Crisis, Occupy Honolulu: Hawaiian Musician Makana Performs Protest Song to World Leaders at APEC Summit, East Timor Massacre Remembered: U.S.-Armed Indonesian Troops Kill 270 Timorese 20 Years Ago, and Occupy Oakland Encampment Raided for Second Time: Live Eyewitness Report
Occupy Wall Street Evicted in Late Night Raid; Lawyers Secure Injunction to Reopen Zuccotti Park, Inside Occupy Wall Street Raid: Eyewitnesses Describe Arrests, Beatings as Police Dismantle Camp, Arundhati Roy: Occupy Wall Street is "So Important Because It is in the Heart of Empire", and Top Aide to Oakland Mayor Resigns over Occupy Raid: Mayors, Police Are Doing Wall Street’s Business
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Return to Zuccotti Park After 200 Arrested, Camping Barred, As Occupy Enters Third Month, a Look at How Protesters Are Building a Global Movement, and Police Crackdowns on Occupy Protests from Oakland to New York Herald the "New Military Urbanism"
Occupy Wall Street’s National Day of Action Launches with Protest at NY Stock Exchange, Ex-New York Times Freelancer Natasha Lennard on Quitting the Corporate Media in an Occupy Era, Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism, and 84-Year-Old Dorli Rainey, Pepper-Sprayed at Occupy Seattle, Denounces "Worsening" Police Crackdowns
Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone, Hip-Hop Legend Russell Simmons, Member of the 1%, on Why He Supports the 99% and OWS, New York City Students Join OWS Day of Action With Union Square Rally, March, SEIU President, Union Leaders Arrested in OWS Brooklyn Bridge Protest Demanding Job Creation, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Detained in Zuccotti Raid, Urges Mass Involvement in OWS, and Projectionists Light Up New York City Buildings, And Protesters’ Spirits, With Occupy-Themed Display, The Revolution Will Be Live Streamed: Global Revolution TV, the Occupy Movement’s Video Hub, and Occupy Oakland Protester Pancho Ramos Stierle Faces Deportation After Arrest While Meditating
Egyptian Revolution Enters New Phase As Thousands Brave Violence to Protest Military Rule, America’s Not Broke: Solving the Debt Crisis By Making Nation More Equitable, Green & Secure, and Reporter Greg Palast Exposes How U.S. “Vulture” Funds Make Millions By Exploiting African Nations
Seymour Hersh: Propaganda Used Ahead of Iraq War Is Now Being Reused over Iran’s Nuke Program, Tahrir Square Under Attack: 32 Egyptians Killed, 1,750 Injured in Protests Against Military Rule, and UC Davis Student Describes Pepper Spray Attack on Occupy Campus Protesters
Battlefield America: U.S. Citizens Face Indefinite Military Detention in Defense Bill Before Senate, Egypt Holds Historic Election As Military Council Resists Calls To Transfer Power To Civilians, Pepper-Spray Creator Decries Use of Chemical Agent on Peaceful Occupy Wall Street Protesters, and Occupy Student Debt: Students Urged to Refuse to Pay Off Loans As Schools Hike Tuition
Millions of British Public Sector Workers Take to the Streets in Historic General Strike, Occupy Wall Street Camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Dismantled in Massive Police Raids, As Biden Visits Iraq Ahead of U.S. Withdrawal, Critics See Last Ditch-Effort to Preserve Occupation, State Dept. Veteran Peter Van Buren Defies U.S. Censors to Recount Failed Reconstruction in Iraq, and Report: Obama Has Weakened More Lobbyist-Opposed Health, Public Safety Regulations Than Bush
Martina Correia, 1967-2011: Led Struggle to Save Brother Troy Davis’ Life as She Fought for Her Own, "Hancock 38" Defendants Found Guilty for Bold Army Base Protest Against U.S. Drone Attacks Abroad, and Richard Wolff: Eurozone Woes Result from Mating of Our "Dysfunctional" Political, Economic Systems
Election Day 2011: In State After State, "Remarkable Wins for Progressive Politics", Mississippi Rejects Bill to Grant Pre-Embryonic "Personhood," Outlaw Fertility Aid, Birth Control, As Cain Denies Mounting Allegations, Supporters Malign Female Accusers, Sexual Harassment Victims, and "Corporations Are Not People": Activists Push Amendment to Revoke "Corporate Personhood"
Israel Deports Democracy Now! Correspondent Jihan Hafiz; Most Gaza Flotilla Activists Still Detained, 5,000 Haitian Cholera Victims Sue U.N. After Deadly Epidemic Kills 6,000, Sickens 450,000, and The Koch-Cain Connection: IRS Urged to Probe Ties Between Cain Campaign and Billionaire Koch Brothers
Occupy Oakland: Scott Campbell describes being shot with a rubber bullet by Oakland police in an unprovoked attack,Attorney Debra Katz explores the charges of sexual harassment brought by Sharon Bialek against Herman Cain, and Worst Persons: Mike Huckabee, Tony Perkins, Joe Walsh, Rush Limbaugh
Occupy Wall Street: David Crosby and Graham Nash perform live on ‘Countdown,’ discuss the movement, Markos Moulitsas critiques Herman Cain’s lawyered-up press conference to answer sexual harassment charges, and Worst Persons: Michele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly, Joe Paterno
Occupy Wall Street: David Crosby and Graham Nash perform live on ‘Countdown,’ discuss the movement, Markos Moulitsas critiques Markos Moulitsas on the big win for organized labor in Ohio and Mitt Romney’s issue flip-flops, Occupy Wall Street: Van Jones on the movement’s success rallying around specific issues, and Worst Persons: Joe Walsh, Phil Bryant, Joe Paterno
Mark Ruffalo on the delay of the Keystone XL pipeline, the fight against hydrofracking, Occupy Wall Street: Tom Hayden on the movement’s focus and its connection to Tuesday’s election, and Worst Persons: Anthony Loiacono, John McCain, Rick Santorum
Ari Berman on how Karl Rove’s latest smear tactics against Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Jon Tester are backfiring, Occupy Wall Street: Jose Vasquez on the legacy of activism among veterans, and Worst Persons: Lee Terry, Jim DeMint, James O’Keefe
Killing Lincoln’s legacy: John Dean condemns Bill O’Reilly’s new book, Occupy Oakland: Dan Siegel on why he resigned from his post as advisor to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and Worst Persons: Rush Limbaugh, Spencer Bachus and Allen West
Occupy Wall Street: Michael Moore connects the federal government to encampment raids, Keith’s Special Comment: Why Occupy Wall Street needs Michael Bloomberg, and Occupy Wall Street: Yetta Kurland on the battle for Zuccotti Park
Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism, Occupy Wall Street: NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez on his arrest and unwavering conviction to keep fighting, and Worst Persons: Bill O’Reilly, Rep. Hal Rogers and Gloria Cain