In the Gallery: Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talk about Breaking The Sound Barrier. Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program "Democracy Now", breaks through the corporate media's lies, sound bites, and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles.
In place of the usual suspects—the "experts" who, in Goodman's words, "know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong"—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices the corporate media exclude and ignore to be heard loud and clear.
From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who've said "No" to Washington's wars, to the victims of torture and police violence, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out.
Amy Goodman is the author of several books, including The Exception to the Rulers. Goodman will be joined by Denis Moynihan of "Democracy Now" & "Free Speech TV".
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!. She is co-author of the national best-seller The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them, written with her brother David Goodman.
The book was chosen by independent bookstores as the #1 political title of the 2004 election season. The book was also chosen as one of the top 50 nonfiction books of 2004 by the editors of Publishers Weekly.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 300 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, community, and National Public Radio stations, public access cable television stations, satellite television (on Free Speech TV, channel 9415 of the DISH Network), shortwave radio and the internet.
Over the past five years, Denis Moynihan has overseen the remarkable growth of "Democracy Now!" Today, "DN!" airs on over 700 public radio and TV stations.
Moynihan is moving to Denver today to become the CEO of Free Speech TV.
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman draws from her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention to highlight the importance of freedom of speech. She credits the collective power of Twitter, YouTube, and e-mail for her quick release.