Author Laurence Shoup discusses his book, "The Carter Presidency and Beyond: Power and Politics in the 1980s," and explains how President Carter came to be elected. He describes the Trilateral Commission and other groups created by corporations and the richest American families to lobby. the government. He also discusses the Carter presidency and his double-dealing with major issues such as unions and regulating big businesses.
MacMichael testified in front of the World Court at the Hague in 1985 about the United States government's activities with anti-Sandinista contra forces in Nicaragua and President Reagan's knowledge of such events.
Interviewing Vietnam veterans and peace activists Dr. Charles Clements and Asa Baber.
Gordon Adams, political scientist, discusses his book, "The Iron Triangle: The Politics of Defense Contracting." He explores the military budget how it is a drain on the taxpayer's money. Adams explains how private contractors, such as Rockwell Corporation, enter into defense contracts and make money off the government's dependence on the military weapons.
From the book, “Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life”, in a country with such great wealth, to see so many (people) without a place to live is devastating, according to Rosalynn Carter, and President Jimmy Carter said it was embarrassing. Their backgrounds, their time in the White House, the homeless and Habitat for Humanity are some of the topics covered in the Carters’ book. At the time when the Carters started to write this book, they had been married for 40 years. Mr. Carter revealed that writing this book together was the worst experience they shared.
Eqbal Ahmad, Daniel Ellsberg, Anthony Lukas and Anthony Russo discuss Anthony Russo's trial and treatment he endured during his time from conviction to release in federal prison compared to the treatment of prisoners tortured in Vietnam.
After having flown 50 missions in Vietnam, Charles Clements went to medical school and became a physician and a human rights activist. Dr. Clements talks about his observations in the poorest sections of Nicaragua. Because medicine for the poor people was considered contraband, Clements had to resort to putting rusty nails into a cup of water and having his patients drink the water for iron supplements. Clements reminds the audience if we don't know our history, we are bound to repeat it.