Bill Moyers on Democracy

TUE, SEP 16, 2008 (1:16:06)

One of the country’s most prominent and respected journalists, Bill Moyers has been a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant and press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior news analyst for CBS News, and producer or host of many groundbreaking series on public television. Moyers on Democracy (2008) collects his most moving statements on the state of America, including insights on economic inequality, the assault on the Constitution, the undermining of the electoral process, and the despoiling of the environment. He speaks to these topics and reads excerpts from his book. This event was a presentation of the Patron Network of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, in cooperation with The New York Society Library.

+ BIO: Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is an American journalist and public commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson Administration from 1965-1967. He worked as a news commentator on television for ten years. Moyers had an extensive involvement with public television, producing documentaries and news journal programs. He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. He has become well known as a trenchant critic of the U.S. media. Since 1990, Moyers has been President of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy. He lives in New York City, New York, United States.

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