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Moyers & Co: Big Money, Big Media, Big Trouble

Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center and an entertainment industry veteran. This weekend on Moyers & Company (check local listings), Bill Moyers talks with Kaplan about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box is hurting democracy and allowing special interest groups to manipulate the system.

Above, watch a preview of this week’s show. Also check out an extended video clip in which Kaplan talks about the deceptive nature of political ads and why people are duped by them.

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Up with Chris Hayes – OWS organizes May Day strike

The Occupy Wall Street movement is organizing a nationwide strike on May 1st, the International Workers Day. The Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists discuss the history of worker strikes in the US, their subsequent decline, and how Occupy plans to revive labor protests.

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With the Occupy Wall Street movement calling on supporters to join their strike on Tuesday, the Up w/ Chris Hayes panelists discuss the interests that unite the participants and beneficiaries of such a protest.