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Bill Moyers and Steve Harper on Lawyers, Liars and Trump on Trial

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 5:22am in

Just bring an informed skepticism to whatever evidence each side brings to the question. And if one side is not willing to bring you any evidence at all, that should tell you something. Continue reading

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PBS: Put Democracy on Trial in Prime Time

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 13/11/2019 - 12:27am in

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship placed a full-page ad in the New York Timees encouraging PBS to broadcast the impeachment hearings during prime time on the regular broadcast PBS stations. PBS responded with a plan to air the hearings during prime time — but on digital subchannel PBSWorld — a station with nowhere near the reach of main PBS stations. The Watergate hearings forever changed the country and solidified the critical place of PBS in American life. Why, ask Moyers and Winship, should the 215 million Americans who watch who watch PBS via traditional television be left out of a crucial process of American democracy at work? Bill Moyers and Michael Winship have taken their case to the general managers of PBS stations. Continue reading

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Our Point Remains: PBS Should Broadcast Impeachment Hearings in Primetime

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/11/2019 - 3:39am in

On November 8th we took out an ad in The New York Times and and published an accompanying essay. We asked that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, do the right thing for the American people, and to broadcast the impeachment hearings in prime time. PBS will instead broadcast them in prime time on PBSWorld, a channel with nowhere the reach of the main PBS stations. Continue reading

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PBS, Televise Impeachment Hearings for All to See (Updated)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/11/2019 - 2:15pm in

The House of Representatives has announced thatwill begin on Wednesday, November 13. We believe that for the sake of the nation, public television should not only broadcast the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry live as they happen but repeat them in primetime so that Americans who work during the day have a chance to watch and judge for themselves Donald Trump’s guilt or innocence. Continue reading

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The Logic of Impeaching Trump as Applied to Watergate

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 16/10/2019 - 5:22pm in

The most recent impeachment hearings had a clear narrative. One person did something wrong, the president. The other party did not. In Watergate, the Republicans were guilty of dirty tricks including breaking into Democratic national headquarters. With Bill Clinton, he was the one who lied under oath and had sex in the oval office. The current impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump being led by the Democratic House of representatives doesn’t have any such clear narrative.