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NOW The Series: Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers David Brancaccio Credits
With his wife and partner, Judith, who is president of Public Affairs Television, he has produced hundreds of hours of programming for public television 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 WAGES, HATE ON TRIAL, FAMILIES FIRST, LISTENING TO AMERICA (an election-year series), AND, THE GREAT HEALTH CARE DEBATE, WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT VIOLENCE?, THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE, THE WISDOM OF FAITH WITH HUSTON SMITH, GENESIS, CLOSE TO HOME: MOYERS ON ADDICTION, and most recently, FACING THE TRUTH, FREE SPEECH FOR SALE, FOOLING WITH WORDS, THE SOUNDS OF POETRY and ON OUR OWN TERMS.

In addition to his 1971 best-selling book, LISTENING TO AMERICA four of Moyers' books based on his television series have also become bestsellers: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AND THE POWER OF MYTH, A WORLD OF IDEAS l and ll, and HEALING AND THE MIND. His other books include REPORT FROM PHILADELPHIA (celebrating the Bicentennial of the Constitution), THE SECRET GOVERNMENT, GENESIS, and FOOLING WITH WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF POETS AND THEIR CRAFT.

Before entering broadcasting Moyers was Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy Administration and Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963-1967, including two years as White House press secretary (a recent survey of readers of American Journalism Review named Moyers "the best White House press secretary of all time.") He left the White House in January 1967 to become publisher of Newsday. For 12 years Moyers was a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and currently is president of The Florence and John Schumann Foundation. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Organization of American Historians.

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Mr. Moyers began his varied career as a cub reporter on the Marshall News Messenger at age 16. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, which has presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Award, and holds the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Moyers' wife, Judith Davidson, an education specialist and corporate director, is his partner and creative collaborator and is president of their production company, Public Affairs Television, Inc. They have three grown children.


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