Redefining the United States

Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:16 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

Redefining the United States
Mark Danner will discuss the challenges facing Obama with Bill Moyers. (Photo: Steve Rhodes / flickr)

    Airtime: Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM (EST) on PBS (check local listings here).

    Barack Obama was elected on a message of change, promising a new era of diplomacy and international cooperation - but can the president deliver a new vision of America? Reporting from the world's most troubled hotspots, Mark Danner has seen countless deaths over ethnic and political divides, and witnessed firsthand how US attempts to exploit those conflicts have resulted in disastrous unforeseen consequences. Danner speaks with Bill Moyers about Obama's challenges in resetting the mindset of America from war to peace, and redefining the US as a nation. Danner was a staff writer for many years at The New Yorker, contributes frequently to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, and his latest book is "Stripping Bare the Body," which chronicles the moral history of American power over the last quarter century. Also on the program, the "Journal" profiles public health doctor America Bracho, who serves her Santa Ana, California community - notorious for crime, poverty and disease - with her organization, Latino Health Access.

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