Lewis and a team of researchers at the Center for Public Integrity have investigated the financing of all of this year's presidential contenders in the new book The Buying of the President 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers — and What They Expect in Return.
He's the founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity. It's a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization in Washington, D.C., similar to an investigative journalism outfit but without time and space constraints. Its mission is to expose corruption and power abuse by governments, corporations and individuals. For 11 years, Lewis was an investigative reporter at ABC News, and also worked at CBS on 60 Minutes. His work at the Center for Public Integrity has been widely praised.
Composer and musician Don Byron in a concert featuring music from his cd, "Bug Music." It includes music by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, The John Kirby band, and even some cartoon music by Raymond Scott, who composed for Warner Brothers. Byron plays the clarinet, and is joined by his band. Byron's new CD is called Romance with the Unseen.