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Bill Moyers and others from our team in conversation with writers, academics, activists and other big thinkers about the issues of vital concern to our democracy.

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Bill Moyers and others from our team in conversation with writers, academics, activists and other big thinkers about the issues of vital concern to our democracy.

    Dr. Bandy Lee Saw It Coming – The Violence Foretold in Donald Trump’s Election.

    Dr. Bandy Lee Saw It Coming – The Violence Foretold in Donald Trump’s Election.

    Dr. Bandy Lee saw it coming – the violence foretold in Donald Trump’s election. While millions of Americans were still trying to figure out if Trump was just a crude playboy and fast-talking con man she felt a duty to warn the country about dangerous possibilities stemming from a man who lacked the mental fitness to be president. For almost 20 years she had been trying to understand violence. It was her calling. After earning medical and divinity degrees while studying at Yale and Harvard, and a stint at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined Yale’s faculty to teach in both the school of medicine and the law school. In her clinical practice, she treated inmates in maximum security prisons. And in time she began applying psychiatric concepts to public health and safety. When Trump emerged as a political candidate, everything she had learned from her career in mental health seemed to converge. She began corresponding with kindred spirits and colleagues about how best to make their voices heard. She would become the catalyst of their collaboration, and the editor of the book they produced, titled THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP. It appeared just months after Trump’s inauguration and became an instant bestseller, dubbed by The Washington Post as “the most courageous book of the year.” But not without a price. Bandy Lee and colleagues had broken ranks to speak the truth, had stirred the hornet’s nest, and the hornets came after them in swarms. Now, Bandy Lee has published another book – PROFILE OF A NATION: TRUMP’S MIND, AMERICA’S SOUL.

    Bill Moyers recorded this interview with Dr. Lee on January 14, 2021. It has been edited for clarity.

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    Sir John Houghton & Bill Moyers talk about Faith & Reason

    Sir John Houghton & Bill Moyers talk about Faith & Reason

    Preeminent climatologist Sir John Houghton on the compatibility of faith and science.

    • 24 min
    Richard Rodriguez & Bill Moyers talk about Faith & Reason

    Richard Rodriguez & Bill Moyers talk about Faith & Reason

    Acclaimed journalist and essayist, Richard Rodriguez discusses life, death and choosing the church.

    • 26 min
    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee About THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee About THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee, editor of THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP. Four years ago, Dr. Lee felt a duty to warn the country about dangerous possibilities stemming from a man who lacked the mental fitness to be president, breaking the “Goldwater Rule.” Dr. Lee had no background or interest in politics. For almost 20 years,  she had been trying to understand and prevent violence. It was her calling. After earning medical and divinity degrees while studying at Yale and Harvard, and a stint as chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined Yale’s faculty to teach in both the school of medicine and the law school. In her clinical practice, she treated inmates in maximum security prisons, and in time she began applying psychiatric concepts to public health and safety.

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    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson: The Confederate Flag on the United States Capitol

    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson: The Confederate Flag on the United States Capitol

    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson examine how a day meant for celebrating democracy turned into a riot that sought to overturn a  free and fair election. Across the country and around the world people watched, horrified, dumbfounded and disbelieving, as insurrection incited by the President of the United States and his Republican enablers struck  at the very centerpiece of American governance.

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    Free Speech. Really? Bill Moyers talks with Ellis Cose

    Free Speech. Really? Bill Moyers talks with Ellis Cose

    Bill Moyers talks with journalist and writer Ellis Cose whose most recent book is THE SHORT LIFE & CURIOUS DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA. Steeped in some of the critical debates of our times, Cose has grown increasingly concerned about democracy’s fate under the combined weight of technology, political corruption, and inequality.

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