Bill Moyers Journal | The Stranglehold of Money on Politics

PBS Airtime: Friday, January 8, 2010, at 9 PM EST on PBS (check local listings at

While Wall Street is back in the black and the push for more regulation seems stalled, Americans are still struggling to keep their homes and jobs. How does Big Finance get away with it, and have lawmakers only patched a system headed for another economic crisis? Mother Jones journalists David Corn and Kevin Drum offer a hard look at the obstacles to real reform that keep Washington’s attention on Wall Street and not on the needs of Main Street. Also on the program, Moyers talks with author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson, whose best-selling books, “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones Into Schools,” argue that education is the best way to peace in Afghanistan and across the Islamic world.