When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he had no shortage of challenges to address: an economy on the verge of complete meltdown, two wars, and a health care system so broken that 44,000 people a year die for lack of coverage in the wealthiest country in the world.
I've admired Bill Moyers since I was very young and was very honored to be on his show, The Bill Moyers Journal, this past week.
I was joined on the show by the well-known economist Robert Kuttner, who I was also pleased to meet for the first time. The transcript is up on the show's site, and the video is up there as well.
It will be a very sad thing when Bill Moyers retires. TV needs more people like him.