Join Bob and John Nichols Sunday for our pledge drive edition of Media Matters with Bob McChesney. Call (217)244-9455 to help us reach our goal of fifty calls. WILL is $185,000 away from it's annual fund raising goal and will try to close the gap with a special pledge drive beginning Thursday. The drive will end with Media Matters on Sunday. Thank You gifts include McChesney and Nichols' "The Death and Life of American Journalism" at $60, "The Political Economy of Media" for a pledge of $60 and both books for a pledge of $100. We also have a special thank you gift from Terry Gross. It's a 3 CD set titled "Writer's Speak" at the $80 pledge level. Join Media Matters with Bob McChesney on Sunday, June 27th or pledge now at willpledge.org.
Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He has written numerous research papers on economic policy, especially on Latin America and international economic policy. He is also co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000). He writes a weekly column for The Guardian Unlimited (U.K.), and a regular column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. He also writes a column for Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and almost every major U.S. newspaper. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. Listen while he and Bob discuss Mark Weisbrot's collaboration with Oliver Stone on the film "South of the Border.
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling. "RESET: Iran, Turkey,and America's Future" is his latest book. LIsten and join the conversation with Bob and Stephen Kinzer on Media Matters with Bob McChesney Sunday at 1pm.
Alex Gibney is the founder of Jigsaw Productions. An Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer, he is well known for producing one of the top grossing documentaries of all time, "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." In addition, Gibney is sought after for his experience in mounting large international productions, particularly multi-part series, such as Martin Scorsese's Emmy and Grammy award-winning "The Blues" and David Halberstam's "The Fifties." An accomplished writer and director in his own right, Gibney is the leading creative force behind many of Jigsaw's productions and is well known for crafting stories that take an unflinching look at the political landscape of America. His work as a writer/director includes: the 2008 Oscar-winning film "Taxi to the Dark Side," the 2006 Oscar-nominated film "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," and the current Magnolia Pictures release, "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson," featuring Johnny Depp. Call (800)244-9455 to join the conversation.