Air Dates: May 27-29, 2017
This Week’s Guest: AMY GOODMANAward-Winning Journalist, Investigative Reporter &Host / Executive Producer of DEMOCRACY NOW
“The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.” – Amy Goodman
This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is AMY GOODMAN, award-winning journalist, investigative reporter, and host/executive producer of "Democracy Now," a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1400 media outlets.
Goodman speaks about her latest book, her sixth New York Times bestseller called Democracy Now: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America. Among the recent movements she discusses are the Women's March, the Muslim ban protests, the climate and science marches, and the many other protests in the streets and congressional Town Halls.
Goodman was the first journalist to be awarded the Right Livelihood Award, widely regarded as the Alternative Nobel Prize. She has also received the Gandhi Peace Award, the I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the-George Polk Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting.
Amy Goodman is a champion for independent journalism, especially in these times when President Trump calls the press “the enemy of the American people” and regards all reporting as “fake news.” Goodman asserts, “We need a media that covers Power, not covers FOR Power” and cites the need for “A media that is the Fourth Estate, not FOR the state.”