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Bill Moyers


Bill Moyers

During his 25 years in broadcasting, Bill Moyers has pursued a broad spectrum of journalism for which he has received many major awards, including over 30 Emmys; the Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians; the George Foster Peabody Award for political reporting and international coverage; and the prestigious Gold Baton which is the highest honor of the Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Award. Columbia University President Michael Sovern has called him "a unique voice, still seeking new frontiers in television, daring to assume that viewing audiences are willing to think and learn." He was one of the first three persons to be awarded the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute.

Since establishing Public Affairs Television as an independent production company in 1986, Moyers has produced more than 200 programming hours including: Facing Evil; In Search of the Constitution; The Secret Government; The Constitution in Crisis; God and Politics; Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth; A World of Ideas; The Public Mind; A Gathering of Men with Robert Bly; Amazing Grace; The Songs Are Free with Bernice Johnson Reagon; Project Censored; Sports for Sale; The Arab World; All Our Children; The Power of the Word; Beyond Hate; The Home Front; Spirit and Nature; Special Report: After the War; 20 years of Listening to America; Circle of Recovery; Facing Hate with Elie Wiesel; Minimum Wage; Hate on Trial; Families First; Listening to America with Bill Moyers, an election-year series; Healing and the Mind; and, most recently, What Can We Do About Violence?

A survey of television critics by the official journal of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences placed Moyers among the ten journalists who have had the most significant influence on television news. He is widely respected for his work at PBS, CBS News, and NBC News.

Moyers served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy Administration and Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963-1967; he left the White House to become publisher of Newsday. For 12 years, he was a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and now serves as president of The Florence and John Schumann Foundation.

Five of Moyers's books based on his television series have become bestsellers, including Listening to America, The Power of Myth, and Healing and the Mind.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Moyers began his varied career as a cub reporter on the Marshall News Messenger at age 16. He and his wife, Judith Davidson Moyers, have three grown children.

Bill Moyers

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