Moyers on America : capitol crimes

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  • The fall of super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff has exposed what may be one of the biggest political scandals in America's history. What does the dizzying scope of corruption say about how laws are made and who really owns the U.S. government? In this program, Bill Moyers and his team of investigative journalists untangle the web of relationships, secret deals, and political manipulation-including thousands of e-mails, reports, and facts on the record-to open a disturbing window on the dark side of American politics. A roundtable discussion with Thomas Frank and Norman Ornstein follows the documentary.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 11, 2006.
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  • Extraordinary Political Scandal (2:56) -- Corruption: DeLay and Abramoff (3:12) -- Jack Abramoff: College Days (3:08) -- 1994 Republican Revolution (2:56) -- Grover Norquist and Jack Abramoff (3:38) -- Abramoff and the Mississippi Choctaw (6:35) -- Family Network Ed Buckham (3:30) -- Scandal in the Marianas (4:15) -- Mariannas Scandal: DeLay and Abramoff (7:19) -- Abramoff: Political Influence (6:34) -- Abramoff's White House Contacts (4:37) -- Abramoff: Mercenary Motives (2:55) -- Abramoff and the Coushatta Scandal (3:57) -- Ralph Reed Deceives the Christian Right (2:53) -- Plot to Deceive the Tigua Indians (5:26) -- Abramoff and the Tigua Scandal (2:04) -- Abramoff and Delay: Connection to Russian Oligarchs (6:44) -- Tom DeLay: Bribery and Money Laundering (5:06) -- Abramoff and DeLay Exposed (4:32) -- DeLay Charged With Criminal Conspiracy (4:50) -- Political Demise of Ney and DeLay (6:04) -- Political Corruption (4:21) -- Corruption and Conservative Policy (3:58) -- Conservative Policy and Contempt for Government (4:25) -- Congressional Excesses: Culture of Corruption (3:48) -- Political Corruption and Democracy (4:45)
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