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Bill Moyers 

Moyers & Company Show 128: Calling attention to America’s ‘sacrifice zones.’

From: Moyers & Company
Series: Moyers & Company
Length: 53:00

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PLEASE NOTE: Program-specific and generic promos available now. Full show available Friday, July 20th.There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

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“These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We're talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill.

“It's the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.”

 

Hedges also makes the case that journalists “take sides,” describing the difference between truth and news. “The really great reporters -- and I've seen them in all sorts of news organizations -- are management headaches because they care about truth at the expense of their own career,” Hedges says.

 

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“These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We're talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill.

“It's the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.”

 

Hedges also makes the case that journalists “take sides,” describing the difference between truth and news. “The really great reporters -- and I've seen them in all sorts of news organizations -- are management headaches because they care about truth at the expense of their own career,” Hedges says.

 

Timing and Cues

Timing and Cues
Timings are as they occur with a 5-minute news hole after the billboard.

Moyers & Company 128 Billboard: 00:00 – 01:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers. This week on Moyers & Company"
Out cue: "...after the news."

NPR Newscast Hole: 1:00 - 6:00

Moyers & Company 127 -- Segment 1: 6:00 – 29:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "Welcome, I’m Bill Moyers and you’re listening to Moyers & Company..."
Out cue: "… with my guest Chris Hedges."

Station Break: 29:00 – 30:00

Moyers & Company 127– Segment 2: 30:00 – 59:00
In cue: [MUSIC] “I’m Bill Moyers and this is Moyers & Company. My guest is journalist Chris Hedges. "
Out cue: "…that’s why we’re your retirement company"

Musical Works

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