Bill Moyers: World Of Ideas - Writers

Overview

During the 1988 fall election season, TV commentator and pundit Bill Moyers sat down for Bill Moyers' World of Ideas a series of fifty 30-minute discussions with noted scientists, writers, philosophers, artists and historians, about various social issues and trends - programs that aired nationally on public television. This particular set brings together 13 of the episodes of the series that found Moyers interviewing writers. Guests include Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, Tom Wolfe and Isaac Asimov. The featured ...
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Overview

During the 1988 fall election season, TV commentator and pundit Bill Moyers sat down for Bill Moyers' World of Ideas a series of fifty 30-minute discussions with noted scientists, writers, philosophers, artists and historians, about various social issues and trends - programs that aired nationally on public television. This particular set brings together 13 of the episodes of the series that found Moyers interviewing writers. Guests include Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, Tom Wolfe and Isaac Asimov. The featured writers hail from six different countries and represent a plethora of different literary genres and traditions, including poetry, performance, and literary narrative.
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Special Features

Bonus Interviews from NOW with Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal featuring Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Walker, Isabel Allende, Arundhati Roy; ; 16-Page Viewer's Guide with Introduction by Bill Moyers, participant biographies, and an article on Americans' reading habits; ; Author book lists and biographies of Bill Moyers and bonus interview subjects
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • UPC: 054961852994
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  • Source: Athena
  • Language: English, English
  • Time: 7:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,217

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Disc #1 -- Bill Moyers' World Of Ideas: Writers
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   Episode Selection
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         Episode 1: Chinua Achebe
         Episode 2: Isaac Asimov (Part 1)
         Episode 3: Isaac Asimov (Part 2)
         Episode 4: E.L. Doctorow
         Episode 5: M.F.K. Fisher
         Episode 6: Carlos Fuentes
   Writers' Works
      Chinua Achebe
      Isaac Asimov
      E.L. Doctorow
      M.F.K. Fisher
      Carlos Fuentes
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Disc #2 -- Bill Moyers' World of Ideas: Writers
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         Episode 7: Nadine Gordimer
         Episode 8: Jeanette Haien
         Episode 9: Joseph Heller
         Episode 10: Toni Morrison (Part 1)
         Episode 11: Toni Morrison (Part 2)
   Writers' Works
      Nadine Gordimer
      Jeanette Haien
      Joseph Heller
      Toni Morrison
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Disc #3 -- Bill Moyers' World of Ideas: Writers
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         Episode 12: Bharati Mukherjee
         Episode 13: Derek Walcott
         Episode 14: August Wilson
         Episode 15: Tom Wolfe (Part 1)
         Episode 16: Tom Wolfe (Part 2)
   Writers' Works
      Bharati Mukherjee
      Derek Walcott
      August Wilson
      Tom Wolfe
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Disc #4 -- Bill Moyers' World of Ideas: Writers
   Bonus Interviews
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      From Now with Bill Moyers
         Barbara Kingsolver (2002)
         Arundhati Roy (2002)
         Laura Restrepo (2002)
         Doris Lessing (2003)
         Alice Walker (2003)
         Isbel Allende (2003)
      From Bill Moyers Journal
         Maxine Hong Kingston (2007)
         Louise Erdrich (2010)
         (Original Broadcast Year)
   Bill Moyers Biography
   Author Biographies
      Barbara Kingsolver
      Arundhati Roy
      Laura Restrepo
      Doris Lessing
      Alice Walker
      Isabel Allende
      Maxine Hong Kingston
      Louise Erdrich
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