ALEC UPDATE: “United States of ALEC” Premieres this Sunday, 9/30
Bill Moyers will present “The United States of ALEC” documentary this Sunday, September 30 at 6 p.m. on his PBS show, Bill Moyers Journal. The documentary was made in conjunction with Common Cause. (check your PBS station for viewing times)
ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, which presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership” and is considered a charitable corporation for IRS purposes. But behind that mantra lies a vast network of corporate lobbying and political action aimed to increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge.
Using interviews, documents, and field reporting, the episode explores ALEC’s self-serving machine at work, acting in a way one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.” It appears Wisconsin is prominently displayed in the piece as well as the Center for Media and Democracy, out of Madison, which runs the ALEC Exposed website. http://www.alecexposed.org/
To view the promo for the episode go to: http://billmoyers.com/episode/