Moyers & Company: Lawrence Lessig’s March to End Corruption

Moyers & Company: Lawrence Lessig’s March to End Corruption
Feb 14 2014

This week, we bring you a special report on a two-week, 185-mile trek through the winter cold in New Hampshire, led in January by constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig to raise awareness of the crippling problem of corruption in American politics.

“If you think about every single important issue America has to address — if you’re on the right and you care about tax reform or addressing the issues of the deficit, or on the left and you care about climate change or real health care reform — whatever the issue is, if you look at the way our system functions right now you have to see that there will be no sensible reform given the way we fund campaigns,” Lessig says.

Inspired by Doris “Granny D” Haddock’s march across America, Lessig says his movement, the New Hampshire Rebellion, is encouraging voters to ask all the presidential candidates who soon will be haunting the Granite State: “How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington?”

Producer/Camera/Editor: Cameron Hickey. Field Associate Producer: John Light. Intro Editor: Rob Kuhns. Intro Producer: Robert Booth. Additional Editing: Lauren Feeney. Audio: Christoph Gelfand.

Video+Transcript: 12:09 min


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