Bill Moyers’ broadcast commentaries have become an institution in public media. Connecting dots of history, evidence, personal experience, and logic, Moyers shares his honest take on the relevant events and controversies of our times.
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BillMoyers.com stopped accepting comments on new posts as of July 15, although all comments on older posts are archived and still available to read. It's a painful decision for us but necessary at this time.
As you know, Bill Moyers retired last January after 44 years as a broadcast journalist. We have kept the site going since then and are pleased and impressed that so many of you still rely on it as a trusted source of information. But we need to think through how to reshape our efforts consistent with modest resources and the changing digital landscape. Unfortunately, during this period of exploration we don't have the budget to moderate comments.
All of us here – our writers, producers, and editors (Bill included) – have had a blast keeping up with the comments you have posted here at BillMoyers.com over the past three-and-a-half years. Bill has been a faithful reader – based on his early morning ripostes to us he seems to have read every one – and he and the team have appreciated your contribution to the spirited debate often inspired by them (even when we have had to duck for cover!)
So it is with some regret that we archive old comments and shut down our comment boards. We hope that you will continue to respond to our work via our Facebook page, Twitter and on other forms of social media.
The conversation of our democracy even at its most raucous is crucial to our success as a nation. And in our eyes that conversation often begins with you. Keep speaking your mind and taking action to make our democracy work!