Robert McChesney and Jon Nichols have a new book, to be published in December, on how what needs to be done to save American journalism and investigative reporting from the corporate drift towards empty entertainment. It's called The Death and Life of American Journalism: the Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again. McChesney talks with Bill Resnick about their radical, yet realistic, proposal for treating journalism as a public good necessary for a democratic society.
Michael Moore's new movie Capitalism: A Love Story is now out, and our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Laurie Mercier give us their take on it. What is its critique of capitalism? What does Moore offer as an alternative?
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On this program, Bill talks with well-known media critic Robert McChesney about his latest book (co-authored with Jon Nichols) and about how to save investigative journalism. Laurie Mercier interviews Jesse Walker about the history of experimentation and regulation of the air waves, and Move Moles Frann Michel and Laurie discuss the new Michael Moore film "Capitalism: A Love Story".