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Bill Moyers on the Act of Bearing Witness

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bill Moyers, veteran journalist and host of Moyers & Company, talks about his four-decade career in broadcast journalism and the responsibility that comes with bearing witness to history.

 

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Comments [7]

Amy from Manhattan

I don't remember exactly when so many of Pres. Johnson's Great Society/War on Poverty measures were dismantled, but I do remember that it was about 18 years later that conservatives were blaming those programs for an increase in poverty & crime among inner-city youths. Funny how those youths were born at just the right time to grow up *without* those programs, but it was the fault of the programs, not of ending them.

May. 15 2014 10:44 AM
John A

It was Jim Lehrer (ret.) who gave the "we are not in the entertainment business" speech, to Bernies point. But note that the WNET chief yanks 50% of his content for 10% of the year to host "Mighty Wind" entertainment events. Erosion.

May. 15 2014 10:41 AM
William Taufic from CONNECTICUT

Mr. Moyers is a leader in the field of life in America. I respect his contributions enormously. I would like to hear more about what is going on now and what can be done to drive it in a better direction. WHAT CAN WE DO???

May. 15 2014 10:40 AM
Jenna from UES

Can you ask him if he feels campaign finance is the root of our problems?

May. 15 2014 10:40 AM
John A

Now taking nominations for a Bill Moyers replacement.
Mine: Bill Mackibben, but I'd like a dialog.
Mr Moyers: every year you give I give thanks for.

May. 15 2014 10:33 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Bill Moyers is the chief whining liberal of PBS.

May. 15 2014 10:19 AM
bernie from bklyn

hey BL show production team- please ask mr.moyers how and why you guys have gone wrong. he'll probably say that taking calls from audience members on how they spent the passover/easter weekend is a ridiculous idea....keep the other dopey segments you're all guilty of airing to yourselves otherwise he might leave the studio. please learn something from this man. please?

May. 15 2014 10:07 AM

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