Amy Goodman: Independent Media in the Obama Era| 1hr : 04mins
Director: Link TV | Producer: Link TV
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
On November 4th, 2008, American voters ushered in a new era. The ascent of Barack Obama as the nation's first black president brings with it new hopes for a changed world. But what sort of change, exactly, can we expect? And who will hold the new administration accountable for the change that's been promised? Amy Goodman, for one. In a wide-ranging speech, the host of the award-winning program "Democracy Now!" warns us that voting is not enough. Real change only comes when a politicized electorate holds elected officials to their promises, and breaks through the corporate media's stranglehold over our airwaves.