Moyers On America: A Journalist And His Times

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Political Science - 233 pages
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During the fifty years he has been variously a reporter, a political spokesperson, and a broadcaster, Bill Moyers has demonstrated a deep commitment to understanding the workings of our government and the role of the individual in society. His essays and commentaries, such as the recent “Shivers Down the Spine,” “A Time for Anger,” and “Journalism Under Fire,” are argued over and passed along as soon as they appear in print or on the Internet. Identifying what he sees as a political system increasingly at the mercy of a corporate ruling class, he urges a reengagement with the spirit of community that makes the work of democracy possible. Not only a trenchant critique of what is wrong, Moyers on America is also a call to arms for the progressive promise of the people of America, in whom his faith is strong.
 

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Contents

A Time for Anger
14
This Is Your Story Pass It
29
Which America Will We Be Now?
47
Crossing the Euphrates
58
Many Faiths One Nation 7
71
The Soul of Democracy
84
Wearing the Flag
103
Journalism Under Fire
107
Journalism and Democracy
130
Countering the Bastard Muses
138
The Fight of Our Lives
153
Where the Jackrabbits Were
183
Second Thoughts
189
Good Friend
211
Aging
220
Copyright

The Making of a Journalist
117

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About the author (2005)

Bill Moyers is the former host of NOW with Bill Moyers on PBS. He was one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, spokesperson for President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent for CBS News, and producer of many of public television's groundbreaking series. He is the winner of more than thirty Emmy Awards, and the author of the bestselling books Listening to America, A World of Ideas, and Healing and the Mind.

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