Presidential Power
Bill Moyers Journal

t r u t h o u t | Programming Note
Airdate: Friday, October 26, 2007, at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS.     
(Check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/about/airdates.html.)
How far can a president go to defend the nation? Bill Moyers Journal examines the unprecedented presidential power that some say is being amassed by the U.S. current administration and kept secret in the name of national security.
    
How far can a president go to defend the nation? Bill Moyers Journal examines the unprecedented presidential power some say is being amassed by our current Administration and kept secret in the name of national security.

Moyers gets perspective from Charles Fried, who teaches constitutional law at Harvard Law School and served as solicitor general in the Reagan administration, and Fritz Schwarz, who served as counsel to the US Senate select committee led by Frank Church of Idaho that uncovered decades of abuse by the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

Also on the program, Moyers interviews Katherine S. Newman, author of "The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America," about the millions in America who, despite decent wages, can't access public assistance and are one step away from poverty.
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