Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Welcome back to PBS, Mr. Moyers

'In public broadcasting, we need to get back to the revolutionary spirit of dissent and courage that brought us into existence in the first place, and this country does too.'
--the ageless, irrepressible Bill Moyers, as quoted in the new book, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back, by Amy and David Goodman.

4 Comments:

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Christine said...

my hero! i've long thought that we should all be more like the 2 pillars of PBS - Mr. Rogers and Bill Moyers. As in, be more patient with people, give them a comfortable climate to be themselves, and ask intelligent questions (that don't immediately put people on the defensive).

sometimes i daydream about just calling up bill moyers and asking him if he would have lunch with me.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Christine, you should do it (call him and ask him to lunch, that is). You have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain. And hell, you both live in pretty much the same place. In fact, I'll help with one of the steps, locating his number. You can reach his independent production company, Public Affairs Television, through New York's PBS station, WNET, which is where his company offices are located (his wife is his partner). Main # is: 212-560-1313. Let us know how it works out.

 
At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't know if the transcript will do justice to the real thing, but the interview a week or two ago with jon stewart was quite interesting.

http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_stewart.html

p.s. don't worry, i don't need jon's phone number...

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Buster said...

I'm going to read this book, "Static". The comments about it at Amazon are intriguing.

I know that the big TV networks are in bed with the government. But how is pressure applied to a paper like the New York Times?

 

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