I stumbled across Bill Moyers' TV zine "Now" and my first reaction was, "Bill Moyers is a dinosaur, a relic of the liberal Sixties." But I found that much of his message resonated with my convictions. His basic message is that corporate America is running our lives.

In one segment of "Now" he argued compellingly that large corporations are responsible for the epidemic of obesity among young people. There is a vast amount of TV programming aimed at kids and pre-teens, and all of it is intended to condition kids to become consumers at an early age. Many of the commercials are for snack foods and fast food. The TV producers aim to keep kids bolted to the floor in front of the TV so that corporate America can tell to buy, buy, buy, eat, eat, eat.