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Moyers & Company Show 143: Rebroadcast "On Winner-Take-All Politics"

From: Moyers & Company
Series: Moyers & Company
Length: 52:57

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Because of Hurricane Sandy, we are airing this encore edition of "Moyers & Company," first broadcast in January. This Election Day, issues of money, influence and Winner Take All Politics are more important than ever! Bill Moyers explores how America's vast inequality didn't just happen, it's been politically engineered.

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If you think America’s vast economic inequality – the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else – happened by accident, think again.  On the premiere episode of Moyers & CompanyJacob Hacker   and Paul Pierson -- "the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science" -- delve into Winner-Take-All Politics, their book on "How Washington Made the Rich Richer -- And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class."

Says Moyers:  “Their account is the best account I've seen of how politicians rewrote the rules to create a winner-take-all economy that favors the 1% over everyone else, putting our once and future middle class in peril.”

The show includes testimony of middle class Americans at a Senate hearing about the impact of hard times on families, as well as an essay on how Occupy Wall Street reflects a widespread belief that politics no longer works for ordinary people. 

The show will also be available for free viewing on the BillMoyers.com website Friday, January 13.

Uncovering the ways Washington helps the rich get richer. Next on Moyers & Company.

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If you think America’s vast economic inequality – the gap between the richest Americans and everyone else – happened by accident, think again.  On the premiere episode of Moyers & CompanyJacob Hacker   and Paul Pierson -- "the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science" -- delve into Winner-Take-All Politics, their book on "How Washington Made the Rich Richer -- And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class."

Says Moyers:  “Their account is the best account I've seen of how politicians rewrote the rules to create a winner-take-all economy that favors the 1% over everyone else, putting our once and future middle class in peril.”

The show includes testimony of middle class Americans at a Senate hearing about the impact of hard times on families, as well as an essay on how Occupy Wall Street reflects a widespread belief that politics no longer works for ordinary people. 

The show will also be available for free viewing on the BillMoyers.com website Friday, January 13.

Uncovering the ways Washington helps the rich get richer. Next on Moyers & Company.

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Timing and Cues

Timings are as they occur with a 5-minute NPR news hole after the billboard and a 1 minute station break at the bottom of the hour.

Moyers & Company 143 Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers. This week on Moyers & Company…"
Out cue: "...after the news."

NPR Newscast Hole: 1:00 - 5:59

Moyers & Company 143 -- Segment 1: 6:00 - 28:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers, welcome…"
Out cue: "…We’ll be right back with Moyers & Company after this break."

Station Break 1: 29:00 – 29:59

Moyers & Company 143 – Segment 2: 30:00 – 58:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers, this is Moyers & Company…"
Out cue: "…That’s why we’re your retirement company"

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
TBD Jamie Lawrence; Elliot Music Co. Inc. ASCAP Moyers & Company. Good Mood Records 2012 :00

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