The nonprofit organization is considering bankruptcy as it faces paying out more than $1.8 million. The dispute involved rent to house WBAI's transmitter at the Empire State Building.
"Depressing" is the director's word for a House action against Russia's alleged election meddling.
The director says children are more interested in the "horror film" version of the truth than what is taught as history.
The film director discusses the Iran-Contra affair and Ronald Reagan's political maneuverings in the Middle East.
The film director sees choosing political affiliations as a "growing-up process where you have to educate yourself out of some old beliefs."
The term has real power now, says Truthdig's editor in chief, "and you can use it against anyone who comes up with a narrative different from yours."
The film director discusses conversations he had with the Russian president in the run-up to the most recent presidential election.
"The Yeltsin period is looked back on as a disaster by most Russians," says the director, "where American [advisers] helped open up the store to oligarchs."
"This time, the call for a redbaiting campaign comes from people on the Democratic side even more forcefully than on the Republican," notes the Truthdig editor in chief.
The director on his "The Putin Interviews" series.