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Amy Goodman


Reporter, tv journalist, and web host from the political news-based present Democracy Today! As an investigative journalist, she reported over the East Timor self-reliance movement of the first 1990s. She examined anthropology at Radcliffe University. She narrated the 2006 film One Shiny Shining Minute: The Ignored Summer months of George McGovern. She was created in Washington, D.C. and elevated in NY. She was raised with a sibling called David. She distributed the 1993 Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Reporting with fellow journalist Allan Nairn.

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Full Name Amy Goodman
Date Of Birth April 13, 1957
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Profession Journalist
Education Bay Shore High School, Radcliffe College, Harvard University
Nationality American
Spouse Denis Moynihan
Parents George Goodman, Dorothy Bock
Siblings David Goodman
Awards EFF Pioneer Award
Movies Ethics and the World Crisis: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
TV Shows Democracy Now!
Star Sign Aries

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1 Traveled to East Timor in the early 90s with her colleague Alan Nairn. They were expecting to report on the Portuguese delegates who were scheduled to go to East Timor. They had also planned to investigate the human rights situation during the Indonesian occupation. The Timorese were protesting in the street when they learned that the delegation had canceled the visit. The Indonesian military later opened fire on the Timorese; Goodman believes that she and Nairn were not shot because the Indonesians were using weapons supplied by the American government. Their experiences were the foundation for the documentary Massacre: The Story of East Timor (2002).
2 Was the first journalist ever allowed in the Peru prison where American political prisoner Lori Berenson was being held.
3 Started her career in radio in 1985 at Pacifica Radio's WBAI station in New York.
4 Declined acceptance of her award at the Overseas Press Club awards dinner in Niger when the club's board (which included Tom Brokaw) declared that keynote speaker, Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, would not have to answer any questions. Holbrooke gave a speech and noted that American bombers had just hit a Serbian television station. After Holbrooke stood up and informed his audience that the US military had bombed a Serbian television station, she told Brokow, "Thank you, but no thank you" and refused to accept the award.
5 Sister of David Goodman.
6 In 1996, she started "Democracy Now!" as a daily newsmagazine, which is now broadcast through Pacifica Radio.
7 Graduated from Harvard in 1984.
8 Daughter of a physician from Bayshore, New York.
9 She and her colleague, Allan Nairn, are officially banned from East Timor.
10 In 1991, she was nearly killed while reporting on Indonesia's occupation in East Timor. The story won several awards including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize and an Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton. She and her colleague, Allan Nairn, are officially banned from East Timor.
11 Awarded a George Polk Award in 1999 for her work on "Drilling and Killing."
12 Majored in Anthropology at Harvard University.



Democracy Now! 2014-2016 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Massacre: The Story of East Timor 2002 Short producer



Shadow World 2016 Documentary special thanks
They Turned Our Desert Into Fire 2007 Documentary thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2004 Video documentary special thanks



Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Bainport: Soul of a City 2013 Documentary completed As Herself
Democracy Now! 2001-2017 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself / Herself - Hostess / ...
Tavis Smiley 2008-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone 2016 Documentary Herself - Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!
Real Time with Bill Maher 2012-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Panelist
Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade 2013 Documentary Herself
Four Days in Chicago 2013 Documentary Herself
Melissa Harris-Perry 2013 TV Series Herself
In Depth 2013 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
Hit & Stay 2013 Documentary Herself
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal 2012 Documentary Herself
Split: A Deeper Divide 2012 Documentary Herself
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio 2012 Documentary Herself
Shadows of Liberty 2012 Documentary Herself - Journalist, host of 'Democracy Now!' news show
Owned & Operated 2012 Documentary Herself
War on Terror 2011 Documentary
Thrive 2011 Documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 2003-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Programming the Nation? 2011 Documentary Herself
Article 12 2010 Documentary Herself - Interviewee
RecLAmation 2010 Documentary Herself
Bill Moyers' Journal 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Broadcast Blues 2009 Documentary Herself
Crude 2009 Documentary Herself - Democracy Now
A Soldier's Peace 2008 Documentary Herself
Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas 2008 Documentary Interviews
Are We Still the Ugly American? 2008 Documentary NYC, NY - Author, Journalist, and host of Democracy Now!
Split: A Divided America 2008 Documentary
Full Court Press... Kucinich Campaign Update 2008 Short Herself
Crude Impact 2006 Documentary Herself
The Colbert Report 2006 TV Series Herself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2004-2006 TV Series Herself
Not in Our Name! 2006 Documentary Herself
Independent Intervention 2006 Documentary Herself - Host of Democracy Now!
The Peace! DVD 2005 Video documentary Herself
One Bright Shining Moment 2005 Documentary Narrator
War Is Sell 2004 Documentary Herself
Independent Media in a Time of War 2003 Video documentary short Herself
XXI Century 2003 TV Series documentary Herself - Democracy Now
The Trials of Henry Kissinger 2002 Documentary Herself
Massacre: The Story of East Timor 2002 Short Herself

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The End of America 2008 Documentary Herself
USA the Movie 2005 Video Herself
XXI Century 2003 TV Series documentary Herself - Democracy Now

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