In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after September 11, 2001, they were broadcasting on television every weekday. Today it is the only public media in the US that airs simultaneously on satellite and cable television, radio, and the Internet. Now Amy and her journalist brother, David, share stories of the progressive heroes - the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protestors - who have brought about remarkable, often invisible change.
"Everyone needs to read this book."
Louise Erdrich (The Plague of Doves) talks about her latest collection of stories with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! The book features skillfully woven, multigenerational stories of family entanglements, desperate passions, and dangerous choices. Sonia Manzano performs an excerpt.
"Story actually not read in the audio!"
Legendary journalist Helen Thomas discusses political news coverage and the reasons the press must be more vigilant at this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y. During her 60 years covering the White House, Thomas has seen dramatic changes in the way the news is gathered and reported. The dean of the White House press corps, she is the author of two books plus the forthcoming Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public.
"All About Amy"
In The Exception to the Rulers, award-winning journalists Amy and David Goodman expose the lies, corruption, and crimes of the power elite, an elite bolstered by large media conglomerates. Her goal is “to go where the silence is, to give voice to the silenced majority.” This audiobook includes numerous archival audio excerpts, including statements from filmmaker Michael Moore, civil liberties victims describing their harrowing ordeals in the United States after 9/11, and more.
Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily, internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear.
Join Ralph Nader at the New York City launch of his latest book, "Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns." He will be interviewed by Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman.
Four-star General Wesley Clark speaks with Amy Goodman on the effects of war today. Throughout the program, Clark explains some of the characteristics needed for proper leadership of a war. From there, he tells us why, especially in our current political environment, war should be a last resort.