An examination of the future of the Internet, including efforts by big business to buck the network-neutrality movement and take control of what consumers can and cannot access. Also: why America lags behind other countries in broadband access; and how BellSouth and Cox Communications tried to block Lafayette, La., from building its own fiber-optic system. Following the documentary, Bill Moyers leads a discussion of media reform and the impact of deregulation.
An examination of the evangelical community's growing embrace of environmentalism; and what it means to the wider society. Included: insights from Idaho pastor Tri Robinson, who discusses the importance of a “green” approach; reporter Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman, who has written about green evangelicals; Allen Johnson of the Appalachia-based Christians for the Mountains; Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, a critic of the green position; and Rev. Richard Cizik, a green evangelical leader.
A look at the Jack Abramoff scandal, detailing how the lobbyist rose to power in Washington, D.C.; and the misdeeds that eventually led him to plead guilty to corruption charges. Following the documentary, Moyers leads a discussion of the scandal that features American Enterprise Institute scholar Norman Ornstein and author Thomas Frank ("What's the Matter With Kansas?").