PBS: Put Democracy on Trial in Prime Time

President Donald Trump looks on during a bilateral meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7, 2017. (Photo by Mikhail MetzelTASS via Getty Images)

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship | November 12, 2019 | Democracy & Government

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship placed a full-page ad in the New York Timees encouraging PBS to broadcast the impeachment hearings during prime time on the regular broadcast PBS stations. PBS responded with a plan to air the hearings during prime time — but on digital subchannel PBSWorld — a station with nowhere near the reach of main PBS stations. The Watergate hearings forever changed the country and solidified the critical place of PBS in American life. Why, ask Moyers and Winship, should the 215 million Americans who watch who watch PBS via traditional television be left out of a ... Read More

Our Point Remains: PBS Should Broadcast Impeachment Hearings in Primetime

Televised impeachment hearings, 1973

By Michael Winship and Bill Moyers | November 9, 2019 | Democracy & Government

On November 8th we took out an ad in The New York Times and and published an accompanying essay. We asked that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, do the right thing for the American people, and to broadcast the impeachment hearings in prime time. PBS will instead broadcast them in prime time on PBSWorld, a channel with nowhere the reach of the main PBS stations. Read More

PBS, Televise Impeachment Hearings for All to See (Updated)

Richard Nixon at his desk

By Michael Winship and Bill Moyers | November 7, 2019 | Democracy & Government

The House of Representatives has announced thatwill begin on Wednesday, November 13. We believe that for the sake of the nation, public television should not only broadcast the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry live as they happen but repeat them in primetime so that Americans who work during the day have a chance to watch and judge for themselves Donald Trump’s guilt or innocence. Read More

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Rep. Elijah Cummings in a clip from 'Black Middle Class'

By Theresa Riley | October 17, 2019

Representative Elijah Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019. In 2017, Rep. Cummings talked with Bob Herbert about growing up in Baltimore, attending Howard University and his conception of the American Dream as a young man. He talks about his own father, how he was denied an education and wonders about the American Dream that he may have had if he had been given the opportunity to pursue it. Here's a clip of their conversation. Read More

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

Composite: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images); National security adviser Michael Flynn (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images); President-elect Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | May 7, 2018 | Democracy & Government

When it comes to Donald Trump, his campaign and their dealings with Russia past and present, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the players without a scorecard. We have one of sorts — a deeply comprehensive timeline detailing what actually happened and what’s still happening in the ever-changing story of the president, his inner circle and a web of Russian oligarchs, hackers and government officials. Read More

The Jared Kushner Timeline

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, listens during a meeting with small business leaders in the Roosevelt room at the White House in Washington, DC on Jan. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

By Steven Harper | April 9, 2018 | Democracy & Government

Jared Kushner (JD/MBA, NYU, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a man of few public words, but his policy portfolio for Trump is enormous. He is uniquely positioned to keep Trump from running amok, but he has joined the ranks of Trump’s enablers. Read our Kushner timeline for more details. Read More