Moyers on America by Bill Moyer & Julie Leininger Pycior
A Journalist and His Times

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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.
 

About Bill Moyer & Julie Leininger Pycior

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Moyer is the originator of the MAP model. He has spent more than 40 years as a full time theorist, writer, organizer, consultant, educator, and participant in social movements.
 
Published July 16, 2011 by The New Press. 226 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Readers’ Opinions Forum: Television “Our truth is that God created the world,” Mr. Robinson tells Bill Moyers on “Is God Green?” “He commissioned us to take care of it.

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Moyers enjoys his role as middlebrow guru, orchestrating these disparate voices into a merely edifying conversation that tries too hard to make Genesis into a weekly supplement to Time magazine--as when, in speaking of the temptation of the first couple, Moyers remarks rather simplistically, ""Ge...

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Wilson, historian Howard Zinn, economist Victor Greidel, writer David Simon, minister Jeremiah Wright, lawyer Philippe Sands, journalist Victor Gold, novelist John Grisham, theologian James Cone).

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Veteran journalist and author Moyers (Moyers on America, The Power of Myth) staunchly attacks conservative government as one of ""millions of Americans who are restless to get on with their revolution."" In this volume-a collection of speeches, addresses, talks and lectures from as far back as th...

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The same combination of candor, vividness and forthrightness animating his Johnson portrait is what gives such authority to Moyers's arguments that responsible journalism of unquestioned integrity is essential to our democratic process and that domination of news media by conglomerates, along wit...

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