Democracies can correct policy mistakes. They can’t correct destruction of their Columns of Democracy. Nicholas Johnson read brief excerpts from his book, Columns of Democracy, and conducted a discussion of how we can preserve at least the democracy we have left, at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa, March 30, 2019.
“The Media Under Siege — And What KHOI Can Do About it,” KHOI-FM 89.1 Fundraiser: An Evening With Nicholas Johnson, Ames, Iowa, November 16, 2018.
KHOI-FM, Ames, Iowa, Producer Susan Franzen presents excerpts from an interview of Nicholas Johnson by Station Manager, Ursula Ruedenberg, on KHOI’s noon program “Local Talk,” November 9, 2018, previous to his appearance November 16, 2018, at an Ames fundraiser for the station, discussing his then-latest book, Columns of Democracy (ColumnsOfDemocracy.com).
On 23 Sep 2018, Michelle Obama gave a non-partisan public speech about the importance of participating in democracy through voting. [Source: CNN, via YouTube, 23 Sep 2018]
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). More at www.darkmoneyfilm.com [Source: “Dark Money” – PBS, YouTube, 24 May 2018]
The following video from Robert Reich was originally published to YouTube on 17 Feb 2018. The YouTube description states: “The fundamental question is whether we can restore the common good and rebuild trust in the system.” (Source)
Below are some visuals from the video.
The video below is queued to 3m 6s where former President George W. Bush is talking with Ellen DeGeneres about the role of the media in a democracy. [Source: The Ellen Show, YouTube, 2 Mar 2017]