The Politics of Big Money

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 15:48 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

The Politics of Big Money
US Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois). (Photo: AP)

    PBS Airtime: Friday, May 8, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EDT on PBS (check local listings here).

    As the banking stress-test results come in, the Journal takes a closer look at money's stranglehold on politics. Bill Moyers speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) - who declared last week that banks "are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place" - on campaign finance reform, big lobbying, and making Washington work for the people rather than special interests. And, Bill Moyers speaks with Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, author of "The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50," on a cultural shift on aging in America.

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