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Moyers & Company Season 3 episodes

The Children's Climate Crusade Season 3, Episode 50

In the series finale, atmospheric trust litigation is discussed with legal scholar Mary Christina Wood ("Nature's Trust"), who contends that the courts should compel the government to protect Earth's climate based on the "public trust" concept. read more

American Indians Confront "Savage Anxieties" Season 3, Episode 49

The treatment of and attitudes toward American Indians are discussed with "Savage Anxieties" author Robert Williams, who teaches law and American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. read more

The New Robber Barons Season 3, Episode 48

America's Gilded Age is compared to the present by historian Steve Fraser (" The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power"). read more

Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street Season 3, Episode 47

John "Rick" MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine, is interviewed. Topics include Republicans, Democrats and big money. read more

The United States of Ferguson Season 3, Episode 46

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his Atlantic article, "The Case for Reparations," which argues that the U.S. should compensate African-Americans for slavery as well as the prejudice and discrimination they've faced since the end of slavery. read more

Dark Shadows Season 3, Episode 45

An essay on the housing situation in New York City, where the middle class and working poor increasingly find they can no longer afford to live. read more

How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats Season 3, Episode 44

Money in politics is discussed with Harvard Law School's Lawrence Lessig, who founded the crowd-funded Mayday.US Super PAC, and Fordham Law School's Zephyr Teachout, who ran against New York governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. read more

The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics Season 3, Episode 43

Money in politics is discussed with Harvard Law School's Lawrence Lessig, who founded the crowd-funded Mayday.US Super PAC, and Fordham Law School's Zephyr Teachout, who ran against New York governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. read more

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed Season 3, Episode 42

The flood of corporate cash in the Richmond, Cal., political scene is discussed with Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and journalist Harriet Rowan (Richmond Confidential). read more

Breaking Big Money's Grip on Elections Season 3, Episode 41

Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind.-Vt.) is interviewed about big money in politics. read more

The Fight - and the Right - to Vote Season 3, Episode 40

Restrictive voting laws are discussed with Sherrilynn Ifill (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and journalist Ari Berman ("Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America"). read more

Keeping Faith in Democracy Season 3, Episode 39

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson ("Lila") discusses keeping faith in democracy. read more

Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way Season 3, Episode 38

The current state of the U.S. is discussed with journalist Bob Herbert, author of "Losing Our Way." read more

Too Big to Jail? Season 3, Episode 37

Veteran bank regulator William K. Black discusses what led to the financial crisis of 2008, the lack of government oversight that contributed to it and what he sees as a culture of corruption that's existed in D.C. and on Wall Street for decades. read more

America's New War in the Middle East Season 3, Episode 36

President Obama's decision to bomb Sunni Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq is discussed with journalist Jonathan Landay (McClatchy Newspapers) and former State Department official Matthew Hoh (Center for International Policy). read more

Climate Change: The Next Generation Season 3, Episode 35

Climate change is discussed with Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old activist from Oregon. read more

Climate Change: Faith and Fact Season 3, Episode 34

Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who's an evangelical Christian, is interviewed. Topics include climate change; and why faith is compatible with science. read more

Elizabeth Warren, Fighting Back Against the Wall Street Giants Season 3, Episode 33

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is interviewed. read more

Facing Evil With Maya Angelou Season 3, Episode 32

Conclusion. Bill Moyers revisits his 1988 "Facing Evil" documentary, about a symposium on evil that Maya Angelou attended. read more

Going Home With Maya Angelou Season 3, Episode 31

Part 1 of 2. Bill Moyers revisits an episode of his 1982 "Creativity" series in which he accompanied Maya Angelou (1928-2014) on a visit to Stamps, Ark., where she spent part of her childhood. read more

John Lithgow on the Role of a Lifetime Season 3, Episode 30

John Lithgow discusses "King Lear." read more

The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative Season 3, Episode 29

American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks discusses compassionate conservatism, the safety net and minimum wage. read more

The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights Season 3, Episode 28

Reproductive freedom is discussed with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. read more

Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Season 3, Episode 27

The 2013-14 term of the Supreme Court is discussed with Linda Greenhouse (New York Times) and Dahlia Lithwick ( read more

Grassroots Grow Against Greed Season 3, Episode 26

The political change that may come from grassroots organizations working together is discussed with populist activist Jim Hightower. Also: a documentary about the Rising Voices for a New Economy conference in Washington, D.C. read more

The Truth vs. D.C.'s Propaganda Machine Season 3, Episode 25

Investigative journalist Charles Lewis ("935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity") discusses what led to the U.S. launching the Iraq War, including the role played by the media. read more

Chaos in Iraq Season 3, Episode 24

The crisis in Iraq and America's role in the world are discussed with historian and combat veteran Andrew Bacevich (Boston University). read more

Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger Season 3, Episode 23

Reforming the banking system is discussed with economist Anat Admati ("The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It"). read more

Stiglitz on Tax Reform to Save the Middle Class Season 3, Episode 22

Tax reform and America's future prosperity are discussed with economist Joseph Stiglitz. read more

NO to Tax Dodgers, YES to Fair Play Season 3, Episode 21

The importance of tax reform to America's future prosperity is discussed with economist Joseph Stiglitz. read more

Our Heritage of Racism Season 3, Episode 20

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his Atlantic article, "The Case for Reparations," which argues that the U.S. should compensate African-Americans for slavery as well as the prejudice and discrimination they've faced since the end of slavery. read more

The War on Climate Scientists Season 3, Episode 19

Geneticist-environmental activist David Suzuki discusses global warming and his hope that it can be reversed; political attacks on climate scientists; and the need to recognize scientists as authoritative experts. read more

Time to Get Real on Climate Change Season 3, Episode 18

Climate change is discussed with geneticist and environmental activist David Suzuki. read more

Stuck in the Internet Slow Lane? Season 3, Episode 17

Net neutrality is discussed with David Carr (New York Times) and Susan Crawford (Harvard Law School), author of "Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age." read more

Putting the Freeze on Global Warming Season 3, Episode 16

Encouraging investors to divest their holdings from fossil-fuel companies is discussed with Ellen Dorsey (Wallace Global Fund) and Thomas Van Dyck (RBC Wealth Management). read more

What the One Percent Don't Want You to Know Season 3, Episode 15

Paul Krugman (New York Times) discusses economist Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," which examines capitalism, income inequality and the concentration of wealth. read more

Fighting for the Four Freedoms Season 3, Episode 14

Historian Harvey J. Kaye ("The Fight for the Four Freedoms") discusses FDR's 1941 State of the Union address, in which he articulated the need to preserve, protect and defend the freedom of speech and religion as well as freedom from want and fear; and how, in his view, they have been diminished in the present era. read more

All Work and No Pay Season 3, Episode 13

The federal minimum wage for waiters, busboys and bartenders ($2.13 an hour) is discussed with ROC-United's Saru Jayaraman, author of "Behind the Kitchen Door." read more

Public Schools for Sale? Season 3, Episode 12

Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education, discusses her opposition to privatizing public education. read more

Who's Buying Our Midterm Elections? Season 3, Episode 11

Campaign-finance laws and anonymous political contributions are discussed with investigative journalists Kim Barker and Andy Kroll. read more

No Escaping Dragnet Nation Season 3, Episode 10

Journalist Julia Angwin discusses her book "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance," about how the government and businesses track almost everything individuals do. read more

The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 2 Season 3, Episode 9

Legal scholar Ian Haney-López on dog-whistle politics, which politicians use to manipulate sentiment against minorities and the government; and to create support for policies that increase the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Included: the GOP's "Southern strategy" of the 1960s and beyond; President Bill Clinton's welfare reform and anti-crime policies; and some of the attacks on President Obama's Affordable Care Act. read more

Ian Haney-López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 1 Season 3, Episode 8

Legal scholar Ian Haney-López on dog-whistle politics and how racism has changed in America since the civil rights era. read more

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight Season 3, Episode 7

Former congressional staff member and author Mike Lofgren ("The Party Is Over") discusses his theory of America's Deep State, a hybrid association with powerful political influence. read more

Putting Political Corruption on Ice Season 3, Episode 6

Political corruption and campaign finance reform are discussed with David Simon ("Treme") and constitutional scholar Lawrence Lessig. read more

Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil Season 3, Episode 5

Environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. read more

David Simon: "My Country Is a Horror Show!" Season 3, Episode 4

The divide between the rich and poor is discussed with David Simon ("Treme"). read more

From a Universe of Wonder to the Politics of Earth Season 3, Episode 3

Conclusion. The dangers created by those who would deny scientific fact and block important research are discussed with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe Season 3, Episode 2

Part 2 of 3. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the expanding universe; the possibility of parallel universes; and whether science and the Bible can be reconciled. read more

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos and our Dark Universe Season 3, Episode 1

Part 1 of 3. Season 3 opens with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who discusses the universe; the difference between "dark energy" and "dark matter"; the concept of God in cosmology; and why science matters. read more

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Premiered: January 13, 2012, on Syndicated
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