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Amy Goodman is co-author of the national best-seller  The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily
Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them written with her brother David
Goodman. The book was chosen by independent bookstores as the #1 political title of the 2004
election season. The book was also chosen as one of the top 50 nonfiction books of 2004 by the
editors of Publishers Weekly.

Amy Goodman began her career in community radio in 1985 at Pacifica Radio's New York Station,
WBAI. She produced WBAI's Evening News for 10 years. In 1990 and 1991, Amy traveled to East
Timor to report on the US-backed Indonesian occupation of East Timor. There, she and colleague
Allan Nairn witnessed Indonesian soldiers gun down 270 East Timorese. Indonesian soldiers beat
Amy and Allan, fracturing Allan's skull. Their documentary, "Massacre: The Story of East Timor"
won numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the
Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors
Award, as well as awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, and the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

In 1996, Amy helped launch Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now!. Two years later, Amy and producer
Jeremy Scahill went to Nigeria. Their radio documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's
Oil Dictatorship" exposed Chevron's role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers in the Niger Delta,
who were protesting yet another oil spill in their community. That documentary won the George
Polk Award, the Golden Reel for Best National Documentary from the National Federation of
Community Broadcasters, and a Project Censored award. In 1999, Amy Goodman traveled to Peru
to interview American political prisoner Lori Berenson. It was the first time a journalist had ever
gotten into the prison to speak to her. In March of 2004, Amy obtained the international
broadcast exclusive of the return of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from imposed exile in
the Central African Republic to Jamaica, accompanying the Aristides with the delegation that
retrieved them.

Juan Gonzalez has been a columnist at the New York Daily News since 1988. He has won
numerous awards for his investigative reporting including the George Polk Award in 1998 and was
recently elected President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Juan's most recent
book Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse documents
cover-ups by Environmental Protection Agency and government officials about health hazards at
Ground Zero in New York. He is also the author of the book, Harvest of Empire: The History of
Latinos in America.

--from the Democracy Now! website

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