A companion volume to the Emmy Award-winning PBS(R) series--interviews with "an essential voice in our national conversation" (Brian Williams, MSNBC anchor).
This "provocative" and "absorbing" (Star Tribune
) companion book to Bill Moyer's acclaimed PBS series invites readers into conversations with some of the most captivating voices on the scene today, in what Kirkus Reviews
calls "a glittering array of discussions." From Jon Stewart on politics and media to Michael Pollan on food, The Wire
creator David Simon on the mean streets of our cities, James Cone and Shelby Steele on race in the age of Obama, Robert Bly and Nikki Giovanni on the power of poetry, Barbara Ehrenreich on the hard times of working Americans, and Karen Armstrong on faith and compassion, Moyer's own intelligence and insight match that of his guests and their discussions animate many of the most salient issues of our time.
With extensive commentary from Moyers, marked by his customary "respect, intelligence, curiosity, humor, and graciousness," here are the debates; cultural currents; and, above all, lively minds that shape the conversation of democracy (Booklist
"In an era of much instant and ephemeral talk, it is a pleasurable thing to hold this 'book of ideas.'" --Publishers Weekly
"[Moyers] has always been about something beyond the moment. Or put another way, while everyone else in the media has been exploring topography, Moyers has been exploring geology." --Los Angeles Times