|Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 - 4:00 PM
"Fighting for the Four Freedoms"
In January 1941, less than a year before Pearl Harbor and America's entry into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's State of the Union address made it clear that a fight was inevitable, a fight to preserve, protect and defend four essential freedoms: freedom of speech and religion and freedom from want and fear. This week on Moyers & Company (check local listings), historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, talks with Bill Moyers about FDR's speech and how it was the cornerstone for the kind of progressive society Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war's end. Today, the Four Freedoms have been diminished and defiled by a society that gives money and power the strongest voice. D