This week’s show originally aired on August 20, 2013.
Mark Leibovich covers Washington, D.C., as chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine — and has written about the city’s bipartisan lust for power, cash and notoriety in a book that everyone who’s anyone in our nation’s capital is talking about. The title is This Town, and if you want to know what the insiders of Washington are doing to the very notion of government of, by, and for the people, you have to read it, too. This is the story of how Washington became an occupied city, its hold on reality distorted by greed and ambition; it pulls no punches and names names, revealing the movers and shakers and the deals they make, all in the name of crony capitalism. On this week’s encore Moyers & Company, Mark Leibovich joins Bill to reveal what he has learned about a city where money rules and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.