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Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, "The Terms of My Surrender," Trump, Puerto Rico & the Media

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We speak with Michael Moore, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Sicko." Now, Moore has added theater production to his list of accomplishments with his debut play, "The Terms of My Surrender." He launched the production with the question, "Can a Broadway show take down a sitting president?" and lays out a roadmap of what he believes needs to happen next.


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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. We spend the rest of the hour with the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, the person behind Michael Moore in TrumpLand, Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Capitalism: A Love Story and Where to Invade Next.

Now Moore has added theater production to his list of accomplishments. He's now starring in his theatrical debut on Broadway, his play, The Terms of My Surrender. He launched the production with the question, "Can a Broadway show take down a sitting president?" In typical Michael Moore fashion, the one-man show infuses humor as he examines the 2016 election, speaks with special invited guests, lays out a roadmap of what he believes needs to happen next. This is a clip from a recent performance of The Terms of My Surrender. In this one, he speaks to, oh, actress and activist Rosie Perez.

ROSIE PEREZ: We have to resist, and we have to just march and shut him down. And I think that the way to do it is the same way that America shut down Trumpcare, is not just go to the White House, but go to your local and state elected officials, because they really have a lot of power. And a lot of people don't understand that. You know, if you put pressure on them, they will cave. You know, Trump may not, but they will cave.



MICHAEL MOORE: They want to keep their jobs.

ROSIE PEREZ: They want to keep their jobs, and they want to keep their paychecks and their free healthcare. So -- it's true, though.

MICHAEL MOORE: Ladies and gentlemen, Rosie Perez!

ROSIE PEREZ: Thank you.

AMY GOODMAN: Yes, that is Rosie Perez, Puerto Rican actor and activist, speaking with our guest, Michael Moore, who is now starring in his Broadway debut, The Terms of My Surrender. He came into our studio right before his matine'e performance on Wednesday, and I just asked him, well, the question he opens with: What kind of a Broadway show can take down a sitting president?

MICHAEL MOORE: Yes, I think, actually, anybody watching this can do this. I really believe in the power of a few people can make huge change happen. And I talk about this in my show, that history is full of examples of people who really changed the world, not accepting the lie that they were told all their lives, that they were just a nobody from nowhere. And so, I believe -- I believe in that.

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