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Moyers & Company : Challenging Power, Changing Politics

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Summary

  • The conventions are over; now it's time for some thinking outside the box. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill talks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who's been an independent in Congress for 21 years-longer than anyone in American history. Sanders talks about jobs, the state of the economy, health care, and the unprecedented impact of big money on the major political parties. Bill also talks to Green Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala about what they've learned about American politics. Stein represented the Green-Rainbow Party in Massachusetts races in 2004 and 2006, while Honkala became the first woman ever to run for sheriff of Philadelphia in 2011.

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 09, 2012.
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Contents

  • The Speech (2:43) -- How Big Money Works (3:10) -- Educating Public on Big Money (2:50) -- Continuing Calls for Bipartisanship (2:45) -- How to Fix Social Security (3:00) -- How to Fix Health Care (2:12) -- Wall Street Owned Senate (2:56) -- Distribution of Wealth in U.S. (3:31) -- Close Division in American Politics (1:43) -- Facing the "Fiscal Cliff" (4:01) -- Need for Fundamental Change (3:05) -- A Hunger for Justice (1:45) -- Broken Political System (2:10) -- Capitalist Democracy (2:03) -- Green New Deal (2:25) -- Green Economy (4:38) -- One Party Corporate System (3:52) -- Need for True Independent Party (3:42) -- Credits: Moyers & Company: Challenging Power, Changing Politics (2:27)
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