Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bill Moyers Is Coming Back

We're delighted to tell you that "Moyers & Company" in Philadelphia will be on WHYY-TV starting at Noon on Sunday, January 15.

Dear Friends,

You already may have heard that I’m coming back in January with a new series on the public television station nearest you. But you may not have heard exactly why. It’s not just that I lack retirement skills, as my wife and co-editor, Judith, keeps reminding me. Or that the squeaky rocking chair on the front porch got on my nerves. I’m coming back because in tumultuous times like these I relish the company of people who try to make sense of the tumult. These are the people I’ll bring to our new broadcast, Moyers & Company.
Journalism has long been for me a continuing course in adult education. Given what’s happening in this country, it’s time to sign up for more classes. The lack of civility and common sense that has paralyzed our democracy, the vast economic and social inequality that sends both left and right raging into the streets, the corrosive influence of money in politics – we’re in a tailspin with little hope for a course correction from our elected leadership or corporate-dominated media. The need for voices of reason, simple and eloquent, has rarely been stronger.
Those voices, whether they be from artist or social critic, philosopher or poet, historian or physicist, can bring us truth, inspiration, even hope. So I’ll be reaching out in this new series to people engaged in the trials and errors of democracy, who have tested their ideas against experience, and who know that the health of our body politic is everybody’s business. They help us see the world anew, and to make informed choices.
This will be a political series, but not a partisan one. In the conversation of democracy, everyone’s invited. That means you, too. You’re welcome to share opinions in the marketplace of ideas we’ll be offering with our all-new website, Our aim is dialogue, not diatribe, and we want you in it.
So join us – on Moyers & Company – in January. (Truth is, I never really cared for that rocking chair.)
Yours Truly,
Bill Moyers

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back, Mr. Moyers. There is no one else today who brings to public matters the moral and ethical perspective that you have shown consistently throughout the years. The right clamors for morality, and acts with selfish venality; the left ignores the need for morality except when it is convenient to point out the hypocrisy of the right. I hope you have trained and educated some younger journalists who are willing to speak out and ask questions from their own moral/spiritual foundation.

    One suggestion: Get Harry V. Jaffa on your show if possible. He has written the best book ever written on Abraham Lincoln's thought and in the process elucidated the conflict between world views based on positive law and that based on natural law. I think it would be a natural fit, though I suspect he can be an abrasive personality. He self-defines as conservative, but many in the right find him detestable because he regards the Declaration of Independence as the centerpiece of the American polity.