This week on Media Matters Bob McChesney talks with Glenn Greenwald. Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: "How Would a Patriot Act?" (May, 2006), a critique of the Bush administration's use of executive power, and "A Tragic Legacy" (June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy. His most recent book, "Great American Hypocrites", examines the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press.
This week on Media Matters, Bob McChesney welcomes Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. Lessig was named one of Scientific American's top-50 visionaries for his efforts to keep interpretations of copyright law from limiting the potential benefits of the internet on society. Mr. Lessig is active in anti-corruption work and is a constitutional lawyer and may offer a timely perspective on the Supreme Court. Join the conversation Sunday at one on Media Matters.
Our guest this week is Christian Parenti. Parenti is a correspondent for the Nation and is author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (the New Press 2004). He received a PhD in sociology from the London Schoolof Economics in 2000. His two previous books are The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror, (Basic Books, 2003) and Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis, (Verso, 2000). He has been a Soros Senior Justice fellow and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the CUNY Graduate School's Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.
Janine Jackson, program director of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and co-host and co-producer of FAIR's radio program Counterspin
Our guest this week is Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman for the 9th district of Illinois. Rep. Schakowsky currently serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. On that Committee, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and as a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Schakowsky was recently named the Chairwoman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Our guest this week is Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper's, he is also The Wall Street Journal's newest weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for The New York Times.
Our guest this week is Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. We will be talking about economics and recent developments in Latin America.
John Wilson, author of President Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union
Our guest this week is John Wilson. The author of "President Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union" (Paradigm Publishers, 2009) his previous book was "Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008). Wilson is editor of Illinois Academe, the newspaper of the Illinois AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and was a founder of the Indy newspaper at Illinois State University.
Our guest this week is Susan Linn. Linn is Associate Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children's Center and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Linn is a co-founder of the national coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She is the author of The Case for Make Believe and Consuming Kids.
Our guest this week is Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of books including The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and No Logo.
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