Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues

Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues

by Bill Moyers
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Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues by Bill Moyers

This “provocative” and “absorbing” (Star Tribune) companion book to Bill Moyer’s acclaimed PBS series invites readers into conversations with some of the most captivating voices on the scene today, in what Kirkus calls “a glittering array of discussions.” From Jon Stewart on politics and media to Michael Pollan on food, The Wire creator David Simon on the mean streets of our cities, James Cone and Shelby Steele on race in the age of Obama, Robert Bly and Nikki Giovanni on the power of poetry, Barbara Ehrenreich on the hard times of working Americans, and Karen Armstrong on faith and compassion, Moyer’s own intelligence and insight match that of his guests and their discussions animate many of the most salient issues of our time.

With extensive commentary from Moyers, marked by his customary “respect, intelligence, curiosity, humor, and graciousness” (Booklist), here are the debates; cultural currents; and, above all, lively minds that shape the conversation of democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595587732
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 322,924
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 5.94(h) x 1.44(d)

About the Author

Bill Moyers was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant and press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson from 1963 to 1967, the publisher of Newsday, a senior news analyst for CBS News, and the producer of groundbreaking series for public television. He is the winner of more than thirty-five Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards, and a National Academy of Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his bestselling books are Listening to America, A World of Ideas, The Power of Myth (with Joseph Campbell), and Moyers on America. He lives in New York City and hosts a weekly series, Moyers & Company.

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Bill Moyers Journal 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JYKWA More than 1 year ago
I picked up the book after seeing Bill Moyers's interview on The Daily Show. The book was different from what I expected in a good way. For some reason, I thought it would be a collection of his impressions of the various interviews he conducted during his long career. Instead, he lets his subjects express their thoughts and feelings as they are without filtering through his own perception or judgment. It's almost akin to reading the interview transcripts, but they are all fascinating. The people in this book are from wide-ranging fields - entertainment to academia to politics. Immensely enjoyable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful compilation of fantastic interviews, from all walks of life and all professions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave you a good background on many areas. Excellent book.
Bob_Accra More than 1 year ago
I had not previously read anything from Bill Moyers, but have been a long-time admirer of his work. Living overseas, I did not have the opportunity to watch the interviews captured in this book, but I found them insightful and useful to introduce me to people I had not heard of, or didn't know well. A bright light in journalism, which shines even brighter now compared to the dismal product flung at us every day now, dumbed-down for competitive or ideological reasons.
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