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

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  • 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....
    August 22, 2008 | 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....
    December 31, 2007 | Story
  • 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]
    July 11, 2007 | Story
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    On Michael Moore’s new documentary about the US healthcare system
    June 20, 2007 | Columns & Articles
  • 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...
    June 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...
    June 14, 2007 | Story
  • Nearly five years ago we interviewed Michael Moore on the day his documentary, "Bowling for Columbine," was released nationwide. At the time, the nation was fixated on a series of sniper attacks in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. We talked to Michael Moore on October 18, 2002 — one week before the snipers were caught. [includes rush transcript]
    April 18, 2007 | Story
  • We look back at 2004 including the presidential race, the continuing war in Iraq, the U.S.-backed coup in Haiti, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the deaths of Ronald Reagan and Yasser Arafat, the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami and much more. Voices include:

    Ali Abunimah, Jean Bertrand Aristide
    John Ashcroft, George W. Bush
    Wesley Clark, Richard Clarke
    David Cobb, David Cole
    Howard Dean, Ani DiFranco
    Steve Earle, Robert Fisk

    December 30, 2004 | Story
  • Sen. John McCain drew the biggest response at the RNC when he referred to filmmaker Michael Moore who was sitting in a press box at the convention as a credentialed USA columnist. We hear the excerpt of McCain’s address and we speak with GOP delegates about Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 9/11. [includes rush transcript]
    August 31, 2004 | Story
  • Lila’s son Michael was 26 when he was killed in Iraq. Lila shared her story with filmmaker Michael Moore and became a central character in Fahrenheit 9/11. She spoke recently at the national convention of Peace Action. [includes rush transcript]
    August 02, 2004 | Story