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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive

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As President Obama gave his State of the Union address, many wondered why there was not a word in the speech about taming the power of private money over public policy. There's no question that big money calls the shots, or at least tilts the debate, on many issues vital to America's democracy and integrity. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill is joined by Dan Cantor, executive director of New York's Working Families Party, and Jonathan Soros, cofounder of the Friends of Democracy super PAC and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. They explore the virus in our politics and what can realistically be done about it. The two have joined forces to curb the influence of money on politics, even if it means creating yet another big-money super PAC to battle for - instead of against - democracy.
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42 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Fight to Keep Democracy Alive
  • Campaign Billions (1:51)
  • "He Who Has the Gold, Rules" (2:47)
  • Moyers Introduces His Guests (1:04)
  • A Common Fight (2:28)
  • Campaign Finance Reform (1:44)
  • New York City Matches Small Donors (2:21)
  • Citizen Funding (1:40)
  • Enabling Candidates to Compete (1:36)
  • Super PACs (1:58)
  • Welfare For Politicians (2:18)
  • Turning Point In NY State Politics (1:41)
  • Fighting for Public Funding (2:10)
  • Irony of PAC Against PAC (2:49)
  • Public Funding Roadblocks (3:35)
  • Extension To National Elections (3:45)
  • Can We Put the Genie Back in the Bottle? (1:28)
  • The Revolving Door: SEC and Wall Street (3:33)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive (1:52)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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Broadcast date: February 15, 2013.
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53108 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (42 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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