Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times

Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times

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Author/Contributor(s): Moyer, Bill ; Pycior, Julie Leininger
Publisher: New Press
Date: 05/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
The Peabody Award-winning journalist shares stories and insights into our country and the crises we face in an "eloquent selection of . . . commentaries" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes over the years. With television programs covering topics from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas, he has become one of America's most trusted journalists. Now 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 a founding organizer 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 these experiences, he shares his unique understanding of American politics and an enduring faith in the nation's promise and potential. Whether reflecting on today's media climate, corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.

"Not only a good reporter . . . a first-rate storyteller." --The Boston Globe