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Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times

Bill Moyers

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ISBN 10: 1565848926 / ISBN 13: 9781565848924
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Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience.

From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.


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During the fifty years he has been variously a reporter, a political spokesperson, and a broadcaster, Bill Moyers has demonstrated a deep commitment to understanding the workings of our government and the role of the individual in society. His essays and commentaries, such as the recent "Shivers Down the Spine," "A Time for Anger," and "Journalism Under Fire," are argued over and passed along as soon as they appear in print or on the Internet. Identifying what he sees as a political system increasingly at the mercy of a corporate ruling class, he urges a reengagement with the spirit of community that makes the work of democracy possible. Not only a trenchant critique of what is wrong, Moyers on America" is also a call to arms for the progressive promise of the people of America, in whom his faith is strong.

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