An Evening with Bill Moyers
Discussion with Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior news analyst for the CBS Evening News.
When: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, 3 p.m.
Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara
Cost: $15 - $30
Age limit: All ages
Discussion with Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior news analyst for the CBS Evening News, co-founder of Public Affairs Television and producer of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, NOW with Bill Moyers, and Moyers on America.
As one of the unique voices of his generation, Moyers has often been called the conscience of journalism because of his earnest curiosity, probing questions and ability to contextualize. His more than three decades-long relationship with PBS has produced some of the most profound investigative and documentary-style journalism with some of the world’s leading thinkers. Most often compared to the late Edward R. Murrow for what has been called “deep-think” journalism, Moyers has been a print journalist, former press secretary to Lyndon B. Johnson, an ordained Baptist minister, and a trenchant critic of the American media. In his recent documentary series Bill Moyers: On Faith and Reason (2010), Moyers asks noted writers and thinkers like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and David Grossman to address topics that are at once timeless and complex, such as “What’s the proper ratio of faith to politics?” And “Why do we quest for God? Will we ever know ‘the’ answer?”
Bill Moyers began as a cub reporter for the Marshall News Messenger at the age of 16 and went on to serve as a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent for the distinguished documentary series CBS Reports, and senior news analyst for the CBS Evening News. Together with his wife and creative partner Judith Davidson Moyers, he formed Public Affairs Television, which produced such groundbreaking series as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith, Genesis, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Close to Home: Addiction and Recovery, America’s First River, Becoming American: The Chinese Experience, NOW with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason, and Moyers on America. Among their acclaimed documentaries are Earth on Edge, Trade Secrets, Trading Democracy, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, All Our Children, Free Speech for Sale, and Surviving the Good Times. His most recent weekly public affairs series Bill Moyers Journal concluded in April 2010 on PBS.
Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and two prestigious Gold Baton awards from the Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award, nine Peabody awards, and three George Polk Awards, including the Career Achievement Award. In the first year it was awarded, he received the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. He recently received the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Courtesy of Borders, pre-signed books by Bill Moyers will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Event posted Dec. 20, 2010
Last updated Dec. 20, 2010