Special Feature: Money and Politics
Bill Moyers Journal
Government brought to you by the letter K Street and the number $X Billion?
Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the complex and controversial relationship between money and politics in America. As JOURNAL guest Robert Kaiser, author of SO DAMN MUCH MONEY, THE TRIUMPH OF LOBBYING AND THE CORROSION OF AMERICAN GOVERMMENT, noted: "There's a wonderful quote about it from Bob Dole, from 1983 or '2. Where he says, 'you know, poor people don't contribute to campaigns.' And there it was. You know, 30 years ago, the whole story is right in that phrase."
We've collected many of those reports in our special video player. Here you'll find an in-depth investigation into the world of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in CAPITOL CRIMES as well as analysis of campaign finance reform and the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court case. You can explore and share JOURNAL, NOW WITH BILL MOYERS and MOYERS ON AMERICA coverage of money and politics in the video player below. You'll also find online tools — like the Sunlight Foundation's Party Time (tracking campaign fundraising parties) and The Center for Responsive Politics' documentation of the bi-partisan revolving door between politics and lobbying.
To Watch the Special Documentary Series