Veteran journalist Bill Moyers kicks off the new year with a documentary that examines this past tumultuous year in North Carolina politics. The Moyers & Company website describes the hour-long doc this way:
‘Republicans hold the governor’s mansion and both houses of the legislature and they are steering North Carolina far to the right: slashing taxes on corporations and the wealthy, providing vouchers to private schools, cutting unemployment benefits, refusing to expand Medicaid and rolling back electoral reforms, including voting rights. At the heart of this conservative onslaught sits a businessman who is so wealthy and powerful that he is frequently described as the state’s own “Koch brother.”
“State of Conflict” is more than a local story. It offers a case study of what may be the direction of American politics for years, perhaps decades, to come.’
The program airs Friday evening from 10:00pm – 10:59pm on public television (UNC-MX) and again on Saturday from 6:00pm – 6:59pm. If you miss both of those, the content will be streamed on BillMoyers.com.
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