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Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times


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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

This collection of articles and essays includes three pieces too new to be contained in the hardcover edition, and presents Moyers' thoughts on the media, the war in Iraq, the meaning of democracy, his career and the profession of journalism, and other topics related to his life and America. He often focuses on what the comfortable do to the uncomfortable, whether out of cruelty or ignorance, and he makes a compelling case for getting back to reality, remarking that America is now the hardest and most unforgiving of all the industrial nations on the earth. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

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 televisions 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Anchor Books Edition

Editors Note

PART ONE: America Now

A Shiver Down the Spine

A Time for Anger

This Is Your Story. Pass It On.

Which America Will We Be Now?

—One Year Later

—War Is War

Crossing the Euphrates

PART TWO: The Soul of Democracy

The Declaration in Our Times

Many Faiths, One Nation

The Soul of Democracy

—Democracy in Peril

Wearing the Flag


Journalism Under Fire

The Making of a Journalist

Journalism and Democracy

Countering the Bastard Muses

The Fight of Our Lives

—Public Access in Peril

PART FOUR: Looking Back

Where the Jackrabbits Were

Empty Nest

Second Thoughts

Good Friend


Product Details

Pycior, Julie Leininger
Anchor Books
Pycior, Julie Leininger
Moyers, Bill
Government - U.S. Government
Iraq War, 2003
National characteristics, american
Politics-Political Science
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