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That sound you hear is the shredding of the social contract

I met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document. By then, he had served on the court longer than any of his colleagues and had written close to…

Turkey to become first Muslim nation to show Holocaust film

ANKARA — Turkish public television will show an epic French documentary about the Holocaust, the first broadcast of its kind by national media in a Muslim state, it was announced Wednesday. A spokesman for Turkish public television TRT said the 1985 film “Shoah” would be shown on one of the…

Bill Moyers Essay: ‘Occupying a Cause’

Commentator Bill Moyers has a new weekly show on public television called Moyers and Company. The show bills itself as “a forum to poets, writers and artists, scientists and philosophers, and leading scholars.” Moyers has long been known for his clear but nuanced take on the issues of the day.…

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