Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bill 'Moyers and Company': 20 April 2012

Eric Alterman on Liberalism’s Past, Present and Future
April 20, 2012 - In this conversation with Bill Moyers, writer Eric Alterman describes the grand aspirations, ambitions, and historical ironies that prompted him to write his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. He calls on liberals to regain “the fighting spirit” that characterized Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and to put it in service of new liberal policies for the 21st century. Liberals, he tells Moyers, have overpromised and underperformed, and it’s time once again to make government credible. read more and link to transcript>>>

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Ross Douthat on Modern Christian ‘Heretics’
April 20, 2012 - Ross Douthat, the conservative op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, talks with Bill Moyers about how traditional and institutional Christianity has failed to keep in check its “heretics” — polarizing cultural combatants and influencers including Joel Osteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Glenn Beck. Douthat argues that as the volume of these “heretics” increases, the influence of traditional denominations declines. read more and link to transcript>>>

Ross Douthat on Modern Christian 'Heretics' from on Vimeo.

Bill Moyers Essay: Keep Political Ads Off Public TV
April 20, 2012 - Can you imagine Super Grover from Sesame Street followed by a super PAC ad from K Street? Neither can Bill Moyers. In this essay, Moyers talks about the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow political and issue advertising on public TV and radio channels. “Just say no,” Moyers urges station managers across the country — but they need your help. read more and link to transcript>>>

Bill Moyers Essay: Keep Political Ads Off Public TV from on Vimeo.

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