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Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! Releases "Silenced Majority" in Chicago

Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! Releases "Silenced Majority" in Chicago

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:00pm

Chicago, IL—In their new book, The Silenced Majority, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan provide a vivid record of the events, conflicts, and social movements shaping our society today, giving voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world.  Amidst a 2-month, 100-city tour, Goodman will release The Silenced Majority in Chicago Sept. 18and bring her public TV/radio news hour Democracy Now!—carried on more than a 1,000 stations—for a live broadcast the following morning. Going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, Goodman's tour will focus on reporting the election season stories of the silenced majority, from community organizing efforts against voter disenfranchisement to the corporate interests behind campaign cash, and much more.

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, public broadcasting’s fastest-growing news hour. She is an award-winning investigative journalist, a four-time New York Times best-selling author, and a syndicated columnist.  Denis Moynihan handles special projects for Democracy Now!, coordinating live broadcasts from around the world and distribution of the news hour.


“Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights.” —Noam Chomsky
“Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it every day.” —Susan Sarandon
“A towering progressive freedom fighter in the media and the world.” —Cornel West

“What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit.” —Arundhati Roy

“Crusading journalism at its best.” —Arianna Huffington

Interview and review copy requests, contact
Sarah Macaraeg,, 773-583-7884

The Silenced Majority
Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope
By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan
Foreword by Michael Moore
$17.95, 368 pp

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-8 pm | Free | Talk, Q and A, and Book-signing 
Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash, 1st Floor | Doors at 5:30 pm
Presented by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago,
 Haymarket Books, and The Public Square | Book sales via Women and Children First bookstore 
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