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MOYERS & COMPANY

Bill Moyers returned to television in January 2012 with Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers. Airing on public television and radio stations across the country, the series continues Moyers’ long-running conversation with the American public by offering a forum to poets, writers, artists, journalists, scientists, philosophers, and leading scholars. It also features Moyers’ hallmark essays on democracy.

Moyers & Company is presented on public television by WNET in New York and distributed by American Public Television (APT), a leading distributor of high-quality news, documentaries, travel, drama and other programs to the nation’s more than 350 public television stations.  Moyers & Company is taped at CUNY TV, in the City University of New York television station’s HDTV studio in midtown Manhattan. The Moyers & Company radio program is distributed by PRX.org, the Public Radio Exchange — public radio’s largest distribution marketplace.

Recent episodes can be ordered by calling 1-800-336-1917 or visiting Amazon.com.

 

BILLMOYERS.COM

BillMoyers.com is a new digital destination providing access to the continuum of Bill Moyers’ work in broadcast journalism, highlighting the current weekly series, Moyers & Company.  The site offers full streaming video and podcasts of Moyers & Company, online-only essays, analytical blogs, interactive features, as well as an extensive video library of Moyers’ past work.  For the first time, users can browse and view hundreds of Bill Moyers programs, such as the landmark series Bill Moyers Journal, and NOW with Bill Moyers, covering a wide range of topics including the economy, faith and reason, money and politics, war, media, and the arts.  Combined with dedicated platforms on Facebook and Twitter,  BillMoyers.com invites citizens hungering for smart, civil discourse to dig deeper, think harder, and participate in the conversation of democracy.  As Bill Moyers has said, “Our aim is dialogue, not diatribe, and we want you in it.”

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BILL MOYERS BIOGRAPHY

“Bill Moyers has been and remains an essential voice in our national conversation … the living antithesis to an era of shocking superficiality in our discourse and media.” — Brian Williams

“Bill Moyers is everything I never aspire to be: calm, thoughtful, and informative.” – Stephen Colbert

A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations. In January 2012, at the age of 77, Moyers began his latest media venture with the launch of Moyers & Company on air and online at BillMoyers.com – providing “conversations on democracy” and explorations of contemporary culture, making sense of what matters to us all.

With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Bill Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as NOW with Bill Moyers (from 2002 through 2005) and Bill Moyers Journal (from 2007 through 2010). Since the company’s founding in 1986, other notable productions have included the landmark 1988 series, Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, as well as Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life, Genesis, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, America’s First River, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience, Faith & Reason, and Moyers on America.

Moyers began his journalism career at age 16 as a cub reporter for his hometown daily newspaper in Marshall, Texas. He was a founding organizer and deputy director of the Peace Corps and special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Moyers served as Johnson’s press secretary from 1965 to 1967.

As publisher of Newsday from 1967 to 1970, Moyers brought aboard writers including Pete Hamill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Saul Bellow, and led the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1976, he was the senior correspondent for the distinguished documentary series CBS Reports and later a senior news analyst for The CBS Evening News.

For his work, Bill Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. In the first year it was bestowed, Moyers received the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also received the Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association and has been honored by the Television Critics Association for outstanding career achievement.

Moyers was elected to the Television Hall of Fame in 1995. A year later he received the Charles Frankel Prize (now the National Humanities Medal) from the National Endowment for the Humanities “for outstanding contributions to American cultural life.” In 2005, Moyers received the PEN USA Courageous Advocacy Award for his passionate, outspoken commitment to freedom of speech and his dedication to journalistic integrity. He has also been honored with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications calls Moyers, “One of the few broadcast journalists who might be said to approach the stature of Edward R. Murrow. If Murrow founded broadcast journalism, Moyers significantly extended its traditions.”

Moyers’ books include such bestsellers as Listening to America, The Power of Myth, Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life, Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times, and Moyers on Democracy. His most recent book, Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, was published in May 2011. He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a non-profit organization that supports independent journalism.

Married for more than 55 years, Judith and Bill Moyers have three grown children and five grandchildren.

JUDITH DAVIDSON MOYERS BIOGRAPHY

Judith Davidson Moyers is Executive Editor of Moyers & Company. President of Public Affairs Television (PAT) for 14 years, she is now the company’s CEO. During PAT’s tenure, Judith Davidson Moyers has been executive producer of such major documentaries as Earth on Edge, Trade Secrets, On Our Own Terms, Amazing Grace, The Arab World, Genesis, All Our Children, and Free Speech for Sale. A member of the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she has been awarded several Emmys, is the recipient of the DuPont Award, two Peabody Awards, and the Christopher Award. Other television credits include the award-winning series A Walk Through the Twentieth Century and Creativity, both produced for CBS Cable and PBS. In addition to serving on several corporate boards for more than 20 years, Judith Davidson Moyers was a trustee of the State University of New York and Vice-Chair for thirteen years. She served as a director of the Research Foundation of New York State and the Rockefeller Institute of Government and as a member of the New York State Judicial Selection Commission. She has served as a U.S. Commissioner to UNESCO, on the White House Commission on Children, and is a member of the National Governors Association Task Force on Education and Economic Development.

Mrs. Moyers has been recognized for her work as an advocate for children by the Girl Scouts of America, The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Christophers, and the National Council of Churches. Her reputation as a group catalyst and moderator has brought many invitations to lead seminars for the Women’s Political Caucus, the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association and the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminars, for which she was the first female moderator. In 2000, she was awarded the Aspen Institute Public Sector Award. In 2001 she received the Global Green Media Award, “for bringing key environmental issues to a wide audience”, and in 2002 she received the Eleanor Roosevelt Val- Kill Award. The Committee of 100 awarded her their Headliner Award in 2003 and in 2010 the Legacy Award was given by the Chinese in America Museum.

Born in Dallas, she is a graduate of the University of Texas earning a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, and holds several honorary degrees. She and Bill Moyers have been married for 58 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS TELEVISION

Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com are productions of Public Affairs Television, Inc. (PAT). The company was founded in 1986 when Bill Moyers left CBS News, where he was senior news analyst for the evening news and chief correspondent for the documentary series CBS REPORTS.  The co-founder was the veteran broadcast journalist Joan Konner.  When Konner became Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in 1988, Judith Davidson Moyers, an educator, corporate board member, and creative adviser to the Corporation for Entertainment and Learning, joined the company as President.

Since its founding, PAT has been widely acclaimed for its innovative and courageous exploration of subjects ranging from the politics and the environment to the role of the media in democracy to the world of ideas.  PAT has also been a leader within public television in extending the reach of its broadcasts through the creative use of multimedia campaigns aimed at informing Americans of critical issues and involving them in cooperative efforts for the renewing of democracy.

PAT has produced hundreds of hours of programming for public television, including several ground-breaking series such as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, The Language of Life, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith, Moyers on Addiction, On Our Own Terms (about death and dying in America), Becoming American: The Chinese Experience, Healing and the Mind, and America’s First River: Moyers on the Hudson.  Among PAT’s award-winning documentaries have been such investigative reports as The Secret Government, Trade Secrets, Trading Democracy, Free Speech for Sale, Buying the War, Facing the Truth, and Capitol Crimes. 

For three years beginning in 2002, Public Affairs Television produced the acclaimed weekly newsmagazine Now with Bill Moyers, followed by the three-part investigative series Moyers on America, and the seven-part series Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason. His last series, Bill Moyers Journal, aired on PBS from 2007 through 2010. Since January 2012, PAT has been proudly producing Moyers & Company.

BILL MOYERS PRODUCTION TIMELINE

1971 – 1972         This Week with Bill Moyers

1972 – 1981         Bill Moyers’ Journal

1975                       Bill Moyers’ International Journal

                                 World Hunger! Who Will Survive?

1975 – 1976        Our Story

1977 – 1978        CBS Reports

1982                       Creativity

                                 Six Great Ideas with Mortimer Adler

1983                       Our Times

1984                       A Walk Through the 20th Century

                                 Crossroads with CBS news correspondents Charles Kurault and Bill Moyers

1986                       Heritage Conversations

1987                       In Search of the Constitution

                                 Report from Philadelphia

                                 The Secret Government . . . The Constitution in Crisis

                                 God and Politics

1988                       Facing Evil

                                 Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth

                                 A World of Ideas

                                 The Prime Time President

                                 Promises! Promises!

                                 The Last Word Essay

1989                       A Second Look

                                 The Power of the Word

                                 The Public Mind

1990                       A Gathering of Men with Robert Bly

                                 A World of Ideas

                                 From D-Day to the Rhine

                                 John Henry Faulk … The Man Who Beat the Blacklist

                                 Amazing Grace

                                 Frontline: Global Dumping Ground

                                 Frontline: Springfield Goes to War

                                 Frontline: High Crimes and Misdemeanors

                                 The Power of the Past: Florence

                                 Weapons of the Spirit

1991                       The Songs are Free with Bernice Johnson Reagon

                                 Project Censored

                                 Sports for Sale

                                 The Arab World

                                 All Our Children

                                 Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen

                                 Beyond Hate

                                 The Home Front

                                 Spirit and Nature

                                 After the War

                                 Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper

                                 20 Years of Listening to America

                                 Circle of Recovery

                                 Facing Hate with Elie Wiesel

1992                       Minimum Wages: The New Economy

                                 Hate on trial

                                 Families First

                                 Listening to America

1993                       Healing and the Mind

                                 In Our Children’s Food

                                 Attorney General Janet Reno

                                 Bullish on America

                                 The New Holy War

                                 A Life Together

1994                       Money Talks

                                 Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass

                                 Poet Laureate Rita Dove

                                 Pure Pete Seeger

                                 The Great Health Care Debate

1995                       What Can We Do About Violence?

                                 The Language of Life

                                 Solutions to Violence

                                 Frontline: Living on the Edge

1996                      Oklahoma City: One Year Later

                                 The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith

                                 Children in America’s Schools

                                 Genesis: A Living Conversation

1997                       Bill T. Jones: Still/Here

                                 Bill Moyers in Conversation with Sister Wendy

1998                       Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home

                                 Frontline: Washington’s Other Scandal

1999                       Facing the Truth

                                 Archbishop Tutu

                                 Free Speech for Sale

                                 The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas

                                 An American Love Story Update

                                 Fooling with Words

                                 Sounds of Poetry

                                 Frontline: Justice for Sale

2000                     Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave

                                 Surviving the Good Times

                                 On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying

2001                      Trade Secrets

                                 Earth on Edge

                                 Moyers in Conversation

2002—2005       Now with Bill Moyers

2002                      Trading Democracy

                                 America’s First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson

                                 Kids and Chemicals

2003                      Becoming American: The Chinese Experience

                                 Becoming American: Personal Journeys

2006                      Faith and Reason

                                 Capitol Crimes

                                 Is God Green?

                                 The Net at Risk

2007 – 2010     Bill Moyers Journal

2011 –                  Moyers & Company

MOYERS & COMPANY FUNDERS

The Herb Alpert Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation established in the 1980’s makes significant annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of Arts, Arts Education and Compassion and Well Being.  Its funding is directed toward projects in which Herb and Lani Alpert and Foundation President Rona Sebastian play an active role.  The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.  More information about the Foundation can be found at herbalpertfoundation.org.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, which was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” is one of the oldest and most influential of America’s grant-making foundations. Today, the Corporation continues to invest in Mr. Carnegie’s passions: education and international peace and security. It is committed to bolstering a strong democracy through grants that promote educational reform for all children, a deeper understanding of the world, and the integration of immigrants like Mr. Carnegie into American life. Research and publications that explore the Corporation’s priorities and its grantees work can be found at carnegie.org.

Barbara G. Fleischman, dedicated to ethical, responsible journalism.

Ford Foundation, working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide. More information can be found at fordfoundation.org.

Anne Gumowitz

The Kohlberg Foundation reflects the individual and collective philanthropy of the donors, Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg. Broadly defined, the foundation works within three major categories: health and medical research, education, and the environment. There is an unfettered, roll-up-your-sleeves quality to their grantmaking that emphasizes moving things ahead. This foundation is sometimes like an organic farm stand. The produce may vary and several farmers may contribute — but the family’s values are fundamental. This is a family foundation.  More information about the foundation can be found at kohlbergfoundation.org.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information is at macfound.org.

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Park Foundation is dedicated to the aid and support of education, public broadcasting, environment, and other selected areas of interest to the Park family. Public broadcasting is a particularly meaningful recipient of funding because the Foundation had its origin in the world of communications. The Foundation supports public interest media that raises awareness of critical environmental, political and social issues to promote a better informed citizenry in the U.S. It supports quality, non-commercial media that is substantive, fair, and accurate. Program priorities include investigative journalism, media policy and public broadcasting.  More information can be found at parkfoundation.org.