Baker & Taylor
The respected journalist shares his personal beliefs on the political and moral state of the United States, using his years of experience to present his unique viewpoint and understanding of the world today.Norton Pub
Over the years millions of Americans have invited Bill Moyers into their homes. His television programs—covering topics ranging from American history, politics, and religion to the role of media and the world of ideas—have made him one of America’s most recognized and honored journalists. In these pages, Moyers presents, for the first time, a powerful statement of his own personal beliefs—political and moral. Combining illuminating forays into American history with candid comments on today’s politics, Moyers delivers perceptive and trenchant insights into the American experience.
From his early years as a Texas journalist to his role as one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, top assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent and analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series, Moyers has been actively engaged in some of the most volatile episodes of the past fifty years. Drawing from this practical experience, he demonstrates a unique understanding of how American politics works and an enduring faith in the nation’s promises and possibilities. Whether reflecting on today’s climate of megamedia concentration, rampant corporate scandals, or religious and political upheavals, Moyers on America recovers the hopes of the past to establish their relevance for the present.
The venerable Bill Moyers started his journalistic life as a 16-year-old at an East Texas newspaper. He was an organizer of the Peace Corps, a publisher of Newsday , and a spokesman for President Lyndon Johnson. Today his voice, its Texas inflections intact, is familiar to watchers of his PBS current-events series as well as the many documentaries he's worked on over the years. His interviews are famously penetrating, his conversations with workers, poets, visionaries, and tycoons engaging. He's also a beautiful writer, and in this compilation of essays he reflects on a topic he's returned to many times: democracy and what's going wrong in America. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Baker
One of the most respected journalists in America shares, for the first time, his own personal beliefs on the political and moral state of the country, using his years of experience to present his unique viewpoint and understanding of the world today. 100,000 first printing.