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Stephen Colbert & BIll Moyers: The Sudden Disappearance of the Voting Rights Act

Colbert peppered Moyers with questions on his new documentary, personal responsibility and the need for a middle class in the first place.

Last night, Bill Moyers dropped by The Colbert Report to talk about the July 9 Frontline documentary, "Two American Families,” featuring two hard-working Milwaukee families whose stories of economic hardship and perseverance Moyers has been chronicling since 1992. Colbert peppered Moyers with questions about personal responsibility and the need for a middle class in the first place.

Given this was also the week the Supreme Court invalidated a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Colbert couldn’t let Moyers go without a few pointed questions about it, especially since Moyers was “in the room” during the Act’s development and passage in 1965. 

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