Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 14, 2005 - Political Science - 256 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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User Review  - spoko - LibraryThing

The bulk of this book is media analysis, and specifically journalism analysis. That's an important subject, of course, and one to which we could stand to devote more time. Still, I guess I didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Two essays stand out right now as newspapers are under threat across the United States, and we are beginning to evaluate a president, who like Johnson, inherited a war. Moyers served Johnson for 4 years and still seems to be revising his evaluagtion, these many years later. Read full review


A Time for Anger
This Is Your Story Pass It
Which America Will We Be Now?
Crossing the Euphrates
Many Faiths One Nation
Wearing the Flag
Journalism Under Fire
The Making of a Journalist
Countering the Bastard Muses
The Fight of Our Lives
Where the Jackrabbits Were
Second Thoughts
Good Friend

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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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