When's The Last Time You Heard Someone Being This Candid About What Happened To American Families?

Bill Moyers has won countless Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, and more for his hard-hitting journalism and commentary, mostly via documentaries and commentary on PBS. No stranger to tackling the hard questions before us, he dropped by "The Colbert Report" to talk about our disappearing middle class and the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act.

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For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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