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Moyers & Company Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

50 Episodes 2014 -

Episode 1

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos and our Dark Universe

Fri, Jan 10, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe

Fri, Jan 17, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 3

From a Universe of Wonder to the Politics of Earth

Fri, Jan 24, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 4

David Simon: "My Country Is a Horror Show!"

Fri, Jan 31, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 5

Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil

Fri, Feb 7, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 6

Putting Political Corruption on Ice

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 7

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Ian Haney-López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 1

Fri, Feb 28, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 9

The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part 2

Fri, Mar 7, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 10

No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 11

Who's Buying Our Midterm Elections?

Fri, Mar 21, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 12

Public Schools for Sale?

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 13

All Work and No Pay

Fri, Apr 4, 2014 57 mins

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."

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Episode 14

Fighting for the Four Freedoms

Fri, Apr 11, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 15

What the One Percent Don't Want You to Know

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

Fri, Apr 25, 2014 57 mins

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).

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Episode 17

Stuck in the Internet Slow Lane?

Fri, May 2, 2014 57 mins

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."

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Episode 18

Time to Get Real on Climate Change

Fri, May 9, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 19

The War on Climate Scientists

Fri, May 16, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 20

Our Heritage of Racism

Fri, May 23, 2014 57 mins

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.

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Episode 21

NO to Tax Dodgers, YES to Fair Play

Fri, May 30, 2014 57 mins

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

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Episode 22

Stiglitz on Tax Reform to Save the Middle Class

Fri, Jun 6, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 23

Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger

Fri, Jun 13, 2014 27 mins

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").

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Episode 24

Chaos in Iraq

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 25

The Truth vs. D.C.'s Propaganda Machine

Fri, Jun 27, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 26

Grassroots Grow Against Greed

Fri, Jul 4, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 27

Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 28

The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Fri, Jul 18, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 29

The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 30

John Lithgow on the Role of a Lifetime

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 27 mins

John Lithgow discusses "King Lear."

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Episode 31

Going Home With Maya Angelou

Fri, Aug 8, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 32

Facing Evil With Maya Angelou

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 33

Elizabeth Warren, Fighting Back Against the Wall Street Giants

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 34

Climate Change: Faith and Fact

Fri, Sep 12, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 35

Climate Change: The Next Generation

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 36

America's New War in the Middle East

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 27 mins

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).

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Episode 37

Too Big to Jail?

Fri, Oct 3, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 38

Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Fri, Oct 10, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 39

Keeping Faith in Democracy

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 40

The Fight - and the Right - to Vote

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 27 mins

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").

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Episode 41

Breaking Big Money's Grip on Elections

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 42

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 43

The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 44

How Public Power Can Defeat Plutocrats

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 45

Dark Shadows

Fri, Nov 28, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 46

The United States of Ferguson

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 47

Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street

Fri, Dec 12, 2014 27 mins

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

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Episode 48

The New Robber Barons

Fri, Dec 19, 2014 27 mins

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").

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Episode 49

American Indians Confront "Savage Anxieties"

Fri, Dec 26, 2014 27 mins

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.

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Episode 50

The Children's Climate Crusade

Fri, Jan 2, 2015 27 mins

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.

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