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Michael Moore Topics

Democracy Now! interviews and stories about the documentary filmmaker, Michael Moore.

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  • Michael Moore’s campaign to overhaul the nation’s healthcare industry has officially begun. On Tuesday, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker joined 1,000 members of the California Nurses Association in a rally outside the California State House to secure guaranteed healthcare for all in this country. Moore also testified at an unofficial legislative briefing inside the State House. The organizing coincides with the upcoming release...
    Jun 14, 2007 | Story
  • As Michael Moore called for legal action against health insurance executives, lawmakers also heard testimony from several people featured in "Sicko." Dawnelle Keys talked about how her 18-month-old daughter died after being denied treatment at a hospital. Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles testified about how hospitals dump patients on Skid Row. And Dr. Linda Peeno spoke about her work as a medical reviewer for the...
    Jun 14, 2007 | Story
  • On Michael Moore’s new documentary about the US healthcare system
    Jun 20, 2007 | Columns & Articles
  • In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Monday, filmmaker Michael Moore blasted CNN for its coverage of the Iraq War and called on the network to apologize to American viewers. Moore also took Blitzer to task for CNN’s coverage of his film "SiCKO" on the U.S. healthcare system. We play an excerpt. [includes rush transcript]
    Jul 11, 2007 | Story
  • Today, part one of our special look back at 2007, including Saddam Hussein’s execution, the U.S. bombing of Somalia, the Appeal for Redress, Scooter Libby’s convicton, the firing of Don Imus, the Virginia Tech massacre, the rise of Blackwater, the death of Molly Ivins and Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Moore and "Sicko", Greg Palast and Rep. Conyers on vulture funds, the Hamas-Fatah split in the Palestinian territories, the U.S....
    Dec 31, 2007 | Story
  • As the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, we speak with the makers of a new film that takes an inside look at the disaster and the many forms of devastation that followed. Trouble the Water follows a couple from New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and their return home two weeks after the hurricane. It begins with footage shot by the couple, who documented the approach of the hurricane and the moment the floodwaters began to rise....
    Aug 22, 2008 | Story
  • With the election four days away, we spend the hour with Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore. His film Fahrenheit 9/11 took on the Bush administration. Sicko took on the health insurance industry. His first film Roger and Me targeted General Motors. Moore joins us from Michigan to talk about the election, the bailout as "robbery," the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the changing political climate in his home...
    Oct 31, 2008 | Story
  • Fifty million Americans are without health insurance, and 25 million are “underinsured.” Millions being laid off will soon be added to those rolls. At this perilous moment, we need sweeping New Deal-caliber changes, not the impotent tinkering that has been proposed.

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    Jan 14, 2009 | Columns & Articles
  • As the debate over healthcare reform intensifies on Capitol Hill, we spend the hour with a former top insurance executive who’s now exposing the industry’s dirty secrets. Wendell Potter once served as the head of corporate communications at CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. We speak to Potter about his own transformation from industry mouthpiece to whistleblower, the healthcare industry’s...
    Jul 16, 2009 | Story
  • The former chief executive of a window factory that gained notoriety for a worker sit-in has been arrested and held on $10 million bond. Richard Gillman is accused of conspiring to launder funds from Chicago’s Republic Windows and Doors factory and secretly removing its equipment. The alleged offenses came around the time Gillman abruptly ordered the factory’s closure to sell it to another company. Instead, workers occupied the plant to win...
    Sep 18, 2009 | Story