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A Bill Moyers commentary on health care

 

pbs_logoEmmy-winning veteran public affairs journalist Bill Moyers hosts Bill Moyers Journal on PBS. The show airs locally on WNPT channel 8 on Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. The weekly series is aimed at enriching the conversation of and about democracy by featuring fresh and original voices, perspectives that reflect a diversity of insight and experience. Each one-hour broadcast features analysis of current issues and interviews with prominent figures from the worlds of politics, arts and letters, religion, science and the media.

He recently did this video essay on the Health Care debate.

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

 

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the MediaFunny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media. A mammoth two-part project, MANUFACTURING CONSENT is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from the “web of deceit” by undertaking a course of “intellectual self-defense.” Appearing in the film are major journalists and critics, including Bill Moyers, William F. Buckley, Jr., Tom Wolfe, Peter Jennings, Jeff Greenfield, philosopher Michel Foucault, White House reporter Sarah McClendon, New York Times editorial writer Karl E. Meyer and revisionist author Robert Faurisson.

Manufacturing Consent features appearances by journalists Bill Moyers and Peter Jennings, pundit William F. Buckley Jr., novelist Tom Wolfe and philosopher Michel Foucault.
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