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Bill Moyers: The Conversation Continues

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bill Moyers comes by to reminisce, and bring us up to date on his life and career. Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues introduces the ideas that matter today—subjects as diverse as the politics of food, race in the age of Obama, aging in America, the power of poetry, wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, the conflict over gay marriage, and the fate of the American newspaper.

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Comments [11]

a g from n j

oh c'mon leonard, for people who cannot reconcile zinn's pacifism, with his WW 2 service,what kind of simplistic dribble must they utter into the ethers.....

May. 18 2011 08:36 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It's not only a question of good and bad religion, it's a question of true belief and incorrect belief.

May. 18 2011 12:48 PM
Bob from Huntington

Leonard:
You mentioned that Mr. Moyers was once the publisher of Newsday. Could you ask him to comment on the state of Newsday today as a consequence of recent corporate ownership?
Thank you.

May. 18 2011 12:38 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Mr. Moyers hit the nail squarely on the head when he said that teabaggers don't really want a small government, they want a government that fits their beliefs.

May. 18 2011 12:34 PM
Rosalie from Long Island

Would also love to see you back on TV. The highlight of my week used be Fridays at 8:30 PM. No one will ever come close to your eloquence and the work you've done in journalism. My husband and I miss you!!!!

May. 18 2011 12:30 PM
Bob from Huntington

It would be so wonderful if Mr. Moyers could do even the occasional hourlong show in which he would speak to maybe two of the people we need to hear from. No one--even Charlie Rose--can bring what he does to the one-on-one interview.

I still have his final broadcast on my DVR.

May. 18 2011 12:29 PM
Martin from Astoria

Bill Moyer did an episode of his show called "Buying the War." This particular show should be be required viewing in every high school history class.

May. 18 2011 12:24 PM

Many thanks for having Bill Moyers on.

The longevity cult is mindboggling. The 20 and 30 somethings I've met who are _convinced_ that new technology will allow them to live to at least 150 never seem to think about the likely quality of that life -- what it will be like, for example, to be ineligible for Social Security until 125.

As for the collusive corruption of Wall Street and Washington, not only Simon Johnson (who is actually quite moderate) and James K. Galbraith, but also Stiglitz, Krugman, and many others are discussing this is more academic, research-oriented vein (e.g., Larry Bartels in "Unequal Democracy").

May. 18 2011 12:23 PM
Bell Amber from nyc

Moyers you rocks....

Why do Americans want so much for so little.

They wan't health care and social security..

But they want it for free.. (aka NO TAXES)

May. 18 2011 12:21 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Yes, I second that, please come back to TV

May. 18 2011 12:18 PM
Betty from UES

Mr. Moyers could you please please please come back to television?

May. 18 2011 12:11 PM

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