Breaking the Sound Barrier

ISBN-10: 193185999X

ISBN-13: 9781931859998

Edition: 2009

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 377
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.40" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Amy Goodman is a broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman is also the host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. Goodman graduated from Radcliffe College in 1984 with a degree in anthropology. She was news director of Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York City for over a decade when she co-founded Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report in 1996. Amy Goodman is the author of several books: The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People who Fight Back (2006); Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008) all co-written with her brother reporter David Goodman ; Breaking the Sound Barrier (with a preface by journalist Bill Moyers)(2009) and The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope (2012).

Bill Moyers, June 5, 1934 - Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on June 5, 1934. He attended North Texas State College, the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1956, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1956 to 1957 and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1959. After college, Moyers joined the staff of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson as his personal assistant, from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1962, Moyers was the associate director of public affairs for the Peace Corps, and deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1963. He later joined Johnson again, this time as special assistant to the President, from 1963 to 1967. He became the Press Secretary, in 1965 until 1967. That same year, he began as publisher of Newsday, holding the position until 1970. He then became producer and editor of the Bill Moyers' Journal for PBS from 1971-76, and an anchor for USA: People and Politics from 1978 till 1981. In 1976 he joined CBS as chief correspondent for CBS Reports for two years. He was the senior news analyst for CBS News from 1981 to 1986 and has been executive editor of Public Affairs Programming Inc. since 1986. Over the course of his many years in journalism, Bill Moyers has earned and received many awards and honors, among them, an Honorary doctorate, from the American Film Institute; numerous Emmy Awards; the Ralph Lowell medal for contribution to public television; George Peabody awards, 1976, 1980, 1985-86, 1988-90; DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton award, 1979, 1986, 1988; Gold Baton award, 1991; and the George Polk awards, 1981, 1986.

Foreword
Introduction: Beyond The Nine-Second Sound Bite
War
The Art of War and Deception
Resistance To War Cannot Be Jailed
Clinton To Antiwar Voters: Bring 'EM On
Carlos Arredondo Exploding into Action
Hang Up on War: Claim Your Telephone Tax Rebate
War And Censorship at Wilton High School
The Time Is Right for New Pentagon Papers
The Uncounted Casualties of War
Winter Soldier Marches Again
Body Of War
Whistle-Blower Points Target List in U.S. Attack on Hotel
Threats, Lies, And Audiotape
Invasion Of the Sea-Smurfs
Obama's Afghan Trap
Obama's Coalition Of the Unwilling
Climate Change
Global Warring, Global Warming, Global Warning
Mckibben: Hold Politicians' Feet to the Fire
From Oil Wars to Water Wars
Weather Reports Are Missing the Story
Don't Drink The Nuclear Kool-Aid
Lessons Of the Exxon Valdez
Torture
Rumsfeld's Mount Misery
Up To Democrats To Investigate Torture
Hypocritical Oath: Psychologists And Torture
High School Students Teach the President a Lesson about Torture
Psychologists In Denial about Torture
A Vote for Mukasey Is a Vote for Torture
Surviving A Cia �Black Site�
Taxi To the Dark Side
A Torture Debate among Healers
Torturers should Be Punished
Health Care
Sicko: Michael Moore's Prescription For Change
Children's Health Care Is A No-Brainer
For Whom the Bell's Palsy Tolls
Nothing To Fear but No Health Care
Toxins �R� Us
Put Single-Payer on the Table
Baucus' Raucous Caucus
Congre$$ Heal Thyself
Health Insurance Whistle-Blower Knows Where the Bodies Are Buried
Global Economic Meltdown
Ticker Tape Ain't Spaghetti
Wall Street Socialists
Workers Laid Off, Executives Paid Off, Bernard Madoff
Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Jail
Produce The Note
Media
Death In Oaxaca
Shooting The Messenger Is A War Crime
Nab-Bing The Election
Cbs Silences General Dissent
The Dubious Mr. Dobbs
The Fcc's Christmas Gift To Big Media
The Broadcasters' Big Payday
The U.S. War on Journalists
Why We Were Falsely Arrested
Pacifica Radio at 60: A Sanctuary For Dissent
Yoo's Views Make Philly News
News From the Unreported World
Timor: Bush Has a Chance to Hold Terrorists Accountable
Ask Kissinger about Pinochet
Chiquita's Slipping Appeal
Global Consensus, Not Global Conquest
Chevron's Pipeline Is the Burmese Regime's Lifeline
Congo: The Invisible War
Colombia: Celebrate the Release, Not The Regime
Chevron, Shell, And the True Cost of Oil
The Free Market's Marked Men
Undo The Coup
Grassroots Activism
From The Bayou To Baghdad: Mission Accomplished?
Time Is Running out for Brother and Sister
The Orangeburg Massacre
Don't Cage Dissent
A Tale of Two Nobel Nations
Bush and the Monkey Wrench Guy or: One Man's Bid to Aid the Environment
Seattle's Lessons for London
Disclosure Of �Secrets� in The '70S Didn't Destroy The Nation
Two Standards of Detention
Obama's Military Is Spying on U.S. Peace Groups
Elections
New Vermont Senator Not Standard Fare
Not All Is Debated in Love and War
Millions Without a Voice
As Goes Vermont
Who's Paying For The Conventions?
�It's A Global Election�
Poverty is The Real Scandal
The Party Police
Open The Debates
Who Gets To Vote?
Election Protection
Obama
Obama Strikes a Chord with a Disaffected Republican
It's Not the Man, It's The Movement
Change Big Donors Can Believe In
Organizer In Chief
President Obama Can Redeem the White House
Chevron In the White House
A Long Train Ride
U.S. Muslims Still Under Siege
Free Speech vs. Surveillance in the Digital Age
Luminaries
King's Message: Stop the War, Help the Poor
Bang Pots and Pans for Molly Ivins
Harry Belafonte; The Lion At 80
Howard Z1Nn: Dissent Can Sometimes be The Best Form of Patriotism
Clarence Kail1N: Voices From the Spanish Civil War
Jimmy Carter: Tear Down That Wall
John Lennon: Imagine Peace-A Ray of Light in Dark Times
Studs Terkel: Curiosity Didn't Kill This Cat
Yuri Kochiyama: Lessons Of Internment
Martin Luther King Jr.: where Do We Go From Here?
Utah Phillips Has Left the Stage
Evo Morales: A View from the South
Tutu, Obama, And the Middle East
Pete Seeger Carries Us On
Dr. George Tiller Didn't Have To Die
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: the 21St-Century Color Line
Kiefer Sutherland's Grandfather, Tommy Douglas: health Care Reform Needs an Action Hero
Acknowledgments
Index
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