Streaming the Bill 'Moyers and Company' show that aired last night, went to bed early so didn't catch the airing on our local PBS station. He has, again, a couple of great discussions that any who missed might want to catch, sensible speak, along with one of an action discussed here but is getting very little coverage elsewhere as it should and needs the public involvement to stop once again.
Follow below as I bring the second stream, reason for subject title, first. Then follow with the call for action by the populace.
December 7, 2012 - Bill is joined by former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards, a founding father of modern conservative politics who now fears the movement has abandoned its principles. Edwards explains why both political parties require radical change, and shares his perspective on Grover Norquist and anti-tax pledges. “It’s not conservatism, not rational, not adult,” Edwards tells Bill. ” It’s a 12-year-old’s kind of thinking.” read more>>> * * * Full Transcript>>>In the lead online segment Bill has a discussion with Sen Bernie Sanders about a coming FCC ruling, we went down this road already and not long ago, and what Bernie is planing as he puts out the call also for the public to get more involved, again.
December 7, 2012 - In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC’s consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move — which they’ve tried in 2003 and 2007 as well –would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week’s Moyers & Company (check local listings), Senator Bernie Sanders, one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back. read more>>> * * * Full Transcript>>>There is a further, written, discussion on the Media Consolidation: Group Think: Media Consolidation
The opposite of traditional “groupthink,” our Group Think poses one question to a variety of smart thinkers for insightful perspectives on relevant issues.Along with another spot on Commentary, this one on the not the grover of sesame street; Bill Moyers Essay: The Truth Behind Grover Norquist’s Pledge