Bill Moyers interviews John Grisham, best-selling author of The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Rainmaker, in a far-ranging conversation that gives viewers insight into the beliefs and background that influenced Grisham’s work and provides an unexpected look at his views about the state of the nation.
“I get angry when you look at our democratic system, and I wonder how democratic it really is,” says Grisham, a former criminal defense attorney and former member of the Mississippi state legislature. “The elections are manipulated by religion, by money, by corporations. And then once the people are elected and they go to Washington, they fall under the influence of really serious money.”
Here’s a brief promo for John Grisham’s appearance on Bill Moyers Journal this Friday, January 25, 2008 at 9PM on PBS (check local listings):
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