with Bill Moyers - NAFTA: Trading Democracy
"Everyone's heard about NAFTA the North American
Free Trade Agreement and all the talk about jobs. But almost no
one heard about one obscure section of NAFTA Chapter 11
except for multinational corporations who are using it to challenge democracy.
11 is only one provision in the 555-page North American Free Trade Agreement
negotiated to promote business among the US, Canada and Mexico.
It was supposedly written to protect investors if foreign governments
tried to seize their property.
have stretched NAFTA's Chapter 11 to undermine environmental decisions
the decisions of local communities even the verdict of an
American jury. The cases brought so far total almost four billion dollars..."
Trading Democracy, or view the entire transcript.
Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature
"Cadillac Desert is a four-part documentary
series about water, money, politics, and the transformation of nature.
Winner of the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the series tells, for
the first time on television, how Americans have used, abused, protected,
controlled, fought over, and died for water.
Desert chronicles the growth of a thriving civilization in the great American
desert, the fruitful abundance it brought, and the legacy of profound
risk it has created at home and abroad. It is the story of tremendous
demands for water set against the reality of Earth's physical limits to
first three episodes, based on Marc Reisner's groundbreaking book, Cadillac
Desert, delve into the history of water use and misuse in the American
West, exploring the extremes of triumph and disaster, heroism and intrigue,
bitter rivalries and strange bedfellows that dominate this little-known
chapter of our history. The final episode, drawn from Sandra Postel's
book, Last Oasis, examines the global impact of the technologies and policies
that came out of America's manipulation of water, demonstrating how they
have created the need for conservation methods that will protect Earth's
water for the next century..."
One: Mulholland's Dream (1997)
"...tells the incredible story of how the hunt for and the exploitation
of water brought the city of Los Angeles to life -- and, literally, life
to Los Angeles..."
Two: An American Nile (1997)
"...tells the story of how the Colorado became the most controlled,
litigated, domesticated, regulated and over-allocated river in the history
of the world. Rich with archival footage and interviews with the river's
"shapers" and protectors, the broadcast chronicles how the Colorado
became so dammed-up and diverted that by 1969 it no longer reached the
sea except in the wettest of years..."
Three: The Mercy of Nature (1997)
"...traces the fierce political and environmental battles that raged
around the transformation of California's Central Valley from a semi-arid
plain into the most productive and environmentally altered agricultural
region in the history of the world..."
Four: Last Oasis (1997)
"...offers an eye-opening report on the ways in which water use --
and misuse -- are affecting the daily lives of millions of people in India,
China, Mexico, South America, the Mideast, and here at home in Colorado
and California. The broadcast explores how, in the face of rising water
needs, advances in water conservation may be humanity's 'last oasis'..."
about the series Cadillac
Secrets: A Moyers Report
This report "is an investigation of the history of the chemical revolution
and the companies that drove it and how companies worked to withhold
vital information about the risks from workers, the government, and the
public. Journalist Bill Moyers and producer Sherry Jones rely on an archive
of documents the public was never meant to see - documents that
reveal the industry's early knowledge that some chemicals could pose dangers
to human health that were not disclosed at the time..."