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The Influence of Michael Moore

photoMichael Moore's new movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11," won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize yet still has no U.S. distributor. In it, Moore goes right for the throat of President George W. Bush and he doesn't let go.

Confrontation suits Moore. He has been launching video grenades from the far left since his breakout agit-prop documentary "Roger & Me" in 1989. Since then, Moore has produced and hosted two television shows, won an Oscar and become a best-selling author with "Dude, Where's my Country."

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the mega-watt influence of filmmaker Michael Moore.

Guests:

Frank Rich, associate editor and columnist for the New York Times

Jim Hightower, national radio commentator, publisher of the populist political newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown"

David Kopel, research director, Independence Institute, a free-market think tank, columnist for National Review Online and an associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute

Kevin Mattson, professor of History, Ohio University and author of the essay "The Perils of Michael Moore: Political Criticism in an Age of Entertainment" for Dissent Magazine.

This program aired on May 26, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.

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