Moyers on Democracy by Bill Moyers

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People know Bill Moyers from his many years of path-breaking journalism on television. But he is also one of America's most sought-after public speakers. In this collection of speeches, Moyers celebrates the promise of American democracy and offers a passionate defense of its principles of fairness and justice. Moyers on Democracy takes on crucial issues such as economic inequality, our broken electoral process, our weakened independent press, and the despoiling of the earth we share as our common gift.


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About Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant and press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson from 1963 to 1967, the publisher of Newsday, a senior news analyst for CBS News, and the producer of groundbreaking series for public television. He is the winner of more than thirty-five Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards, and a National Academy of Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his bestselling books are Listening to America, A World of Ideas, The Power of Myth (with Joseph Campbell), and Moyers on America. He lives in New York City and hosts a weekly series, Moyers & Company.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by Anchor. 416 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Veteran journalist and nine-time Peabody Award winner Moyers (Moyers on Democracy, 2008, etc.) gathers a glittering array of discussions with authors, activists, historians, social scientists and others that were broadcast on his public-affairs program Bill Moyers Journal in 2007–10.

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Among those interviewed are University of California physician Dean Ornish, who has reversed heart disease in patients with treatments combining meditation, stress-reduction exercises, group therapy, walking and vegetarian diet;

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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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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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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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Moyers on Democracy is a collection of speeches Bill Moyers has given over two decades—from 1987 to 2006—grouped together by subjects he believes, and likely many others would agree, are fundamental to preserving and maintaining a healthy democracy.

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Deseret News

It is not easy to be honest — and fair — in a bureaucratic system.

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