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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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1Traveled 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).
2Was the first journalist ever allowed in the Peru prison where American political prisoner Lori Berenson was being held.
3Started her career in radio in 1985 at Pacifica Radio's WBAI station in New York.
4Declined 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.
5Sister of David Goodman.
6In 1996, she started "Democracy Now!" as a daily newsmagazine, which is now broadcast through Pacifica Radio.
7Graduated from Harvard in 1984.
8Daughter of a physician from Bayshore, New York.
9She and her colleague, Allan Nairn, are officially banned from East Timor.
10In 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.
11Awarded a George Polk Award in 1999 for her work on "Drilling and Killing."
12Majored in Anthropology at Harvard University.



Democracy Now!2014-2016TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Massacre: The Story of East Timor2002Short producer



Shadow World2016Documentary special thanks
They Turned Our Desert Into Fire2007Documentary thanks
Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy2004Video documentary special thanks



Left Out: Beyond the Two-Party Horse Race2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Bainport: Soul of a City2013Documentary completedAs Herself
Democracy Now!2001-2017TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself / Herself - Hostess / ...
Tavis Smiley2008-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone2016DocumentaryHerself - Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now!
Real Time with Bill Maher2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Panelist
Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade2013DocumentaryHerself
Four Days in Chicago2013DocumentaryHerself
Melissa Harris-Perry2013TV SeriesHerself
In Depth2013TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Hit & Stay2013DocumentaryHerself
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal2012DocumentaryHerself
Split: A Deeper Divide2012DocumentaryHerself
Save KLSD: Media Consolidation and Local Radio2012DocumentaryHerself
Shadows of Liberty2012DocumentaryHerself - Journalist, host of 'Democracy Now!' news show
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHerself
War on Terror2011Documentary
Charlie Rose2003-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Programming the Nation?2011DocumentaryHerself
Article 122010DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Bill Moyers' Journal2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHerself
Crude2009DocumentaryHerself - Democracy Now
A Soldier's Peace2008DocumentaryHerself
Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas2008DocumentaryInterviews
Are We Still the Ugly American?2008DocumentaryNYC, NY - Author, Journalist, and host of Democracy Now!
Split: A Divided America2008Documentary
Full Court Press... Kucinich Campaign Update2008ShortHerself
Crude Impact2006DocumentaryHerself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHerself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Not in Our Name!2006DocumentaryHerself
Independent Intervention2006DocumentaryHerself - Host of Democracy Now!
The Peace! DVD2005Video documentaryHerself
One Bright Shining Moment2005DocumentaryNarrator
War Is Sell2004DocumentaryHerself
Independent Media in a Time of War2003Video documentary shortHerself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Democracy Now
The Trials of Henry Kissinger2002DocumentaryHerself
Massacre: The Story of East Timor2002ShortHerself

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The End of America2008DocumentaryHerself
USA the Movie2005VideoHerself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Democracy Now

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