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Tumultuous Times for Democracy Compelled Moyers' Return to TV

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Though he originally planned to use his "retirement" to work on a focused documentary project on the President for whom he once worked, Lyndon B. Johnson, he ultimately decided, as the Times reported, that "today is more interesting than yesterday."

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Peace Monger (185)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 2:15 am
Hiya Michael! Have seen this & am looking forward to hearing what the big man has to say. Thanks!

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 2:53 am
I think Moyers will lay the cards on the table big times. Keep us post Michael. Great post as I want to see what more goes on.

Joe R (190)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 3:27 am
Thanks Michael. Noted.

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 3:30 am
Thanks for this Michael.
I have the utmost respect, as well as thoroughly enjoy and concur with Moyers.
I miss him on PBS, and I think he is a man of honor and integrity..and will look forward to anything he has to say/share with the public.

P A (117)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 3:59 am
Thanks Michael - even over here we have heard of Bill Moyers, and respect him.

Calliope S (47)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 4:40 am
I saw the documentary called "sicko" and its a real eye opener. There are certain rights that every one should possess with no questions asked. Medical care, education, a job, a roof over your head. food in your stomach and stability. A government having the people's best interest would provide such services. People do not have a problem paying their taxes if they see that it has been put to good use. But its the corporations that do the running and their only interest is profit just as the man said. I can see Mr. Moyers is very respected by everybody and it is very encouraging that there are many decent people willing to stick their neck for society.
(In the documentary "sicko" the one group member who spoke out against the government paid a heavy price for her "audacity"and the whole music group was shunned by radio stations and many people.) So much for free speech.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 5:32 am
thank you Michael, noted

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 6:00 am
Thanks. Noted.

Carlene V (202)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 6:04 am
Moyers is well respected and will tell it like it is.

Edwin M (346)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 6:37 am
I always felt that Walter Cronkite was honest,honorable and just a decent human being that cared about others and this is exactly how I feel about Bill Moyers also.

Katii L (124)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 6:56 am

Lydia S (155)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 7:24 am
Thanks Michael , Taking a wait & see .

Dotti L (85)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 7:31 am
Thanks for this info. Good to hear.

Eliza B (0)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 7:59 am
Ah, a voice of reason returns.

William Y (54)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 8:13 am
Thanks for the article, enlightening

Charles O (209)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 8:16 am
This is very good news. He is articulate, brave, informative.

He and Jon Stewart should do a news show together: "The Daily Journal". Real news, no punches pulled.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 8:54 am
Thanks, Michael..noted and shared ..and I too look forward to sure Bill won't hold back!

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 8:55 am
AAAAAAAA, a breath of truth is coming back into the mix of lies and the force feed propaganda from the minds of mad men and women stuck in the principals of vertical Corporatist Fascism.

Agnes N (703)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:12 am
Thanks Michael

Sally M (72)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:13 am
Can't wait!......I've loved Mr. Moyers for years and years....and ever since I saw his interview with Joseph Campbell I've admired his style of interviewing, the respect shown, his probing questions, and his honesty.

I'm loath to admit this, but, whatever he says-----whatever he believes---I'll take it as the truth. There is only so much time for me to do research on the thousands of topics that are vitally important, and unless he steps on the toes of what I believe when it comes to wildlife, animal rights, and environment.....I'll believe him to the end....

Mr. Moyers has not wavered in finding the truth in whatever he discusses, he does his homework...and I do believe that no one can "pull the wool over his eyes", no one. He is also extremely brilliant and searches for the real problems in order to find the real answers. He is honest to his core and never has, and never could, be 'bought' by any interest group or political party.

This may all sound naive, but I hope to keep this perspective about Bill he has been my hero for most of my life. WELCOME BACK!

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:17 am
I look forward to his return.

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 10:00 am
Exultant post by Kati of Bill Moyer talking to Paul in 2008. Ron views have not changed.

Amena Andersson (187)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 10:04 am
Mr. Moyers is one of my heroes. He should be lauded to the heavens for his unselfish and tireless efforts to lead the world onto and along the path of heart. A better man has never existed. Thanks, Michael, for sharing this news.

l L (1)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 10:06 am
I appreciate the three videos. I took deel like the rest of you. It put a smile on my face. By his age and experience, he has a wisdom and knowlege that needs to be shared with our adult children. so they can better understand how this has evolved and why. Helps me understand better, the scope of what has happened to the world and why.

l L (1)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 10:09 am
I do feel like the rest of you. My upper sentence makes no sense. Thx michael for hosting and sharing this article.

penny C (83)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 10:32 am
Noted.Thanks Michael.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 11:04 am
Noted, thanks for the information!

Lisa N (206)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 12:02 pm
Noted, thanks Michael.

Gary L (138)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 12:12 pm
Noted thanks

. (0)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 12:48 pm
I saw the video and it was excellent. He is an articulate, intelligent man.Thanks for the post, Michael.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 12:49 pm
Thank you, Michael for helping "get the word out" about Bill Moyers' new TV program.! I like to watch programs with Bill Moyers as the host and look foward to viewing his new shows.

Ruth M (843)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 1:47 pm
Noted. Thanks Michael.

Terrie W (798)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 2:11 pm
Mr. Moyers has always been an honorable man. There are not many like him left in this world. Thanks Michael.

Susan L (150)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 2:48 pm
Thanks Michael for posting this. I look forward to seeing more of his interviews and comments. This is the kind of journalism that is needed in mainstream media AND published newspapers, etc.

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 3:03 pm
I'm SO glad that Bill Moyers' has decided to return to the airwaves! He's a journalist in the truest sense of the word. When he sees an injustice, he's a man with a mission! I look forward to his broadcasts, and I really think he's going to make a difference.

Thanks for posting this, Michael! It's cause for celebration!

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 3:47 pm
Thanks, Michael. Moyers was on Colbert last night to discuss his new show--I'm so glad it's being widely publicized. This is a man with great experience and insight. I'm looking forward to watching.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 4:35 pm
Thanks Michael, Noted

Bonnie A (76)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 6:16 pm
Thanks Michael! Noted. Good to have him back. Now we can get him back to FightingBob Fest! A true hero!

Michael Carney (217)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 7:28 pm
Noted, thanks Michael I'm glad Bill Moyers is back, he's always been an honest, and also a voice of reason...Welcome back, Bill!!!!

l L (1)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 8:05 pm
it will be interesting how Mr. Moyer will address The issues at hand with Mitt Romney and his Bane adventures. I hope he has the strength to expose him and his crookish waysthat have affect all of america even as far as mitts meddling in the stock market that crash. Does Lehman Bros come to mind. Many people have made sure all obsticle are removed so mitt can get the presidency. Not only raiding businesses but the stock market as well. They are erasing and seeping this under the rugs and minimzing the affects of mitt romney.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:53 pm
Great article. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara W (342)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 11:30 pm
Moyers is a rarity in the media of today..

Tania King (112)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 2:20 am
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
Thank dear Michael!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 2:32 am
Thanks Michael.

Diane Stollger (40)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 6:03 am
noted and thanks Michael. Bill Moyers speaks a lot of truth. There have been a lot of questions about where the OWS movement should go and he makes a lot of sense. The Democratic party that progressive liberal thinking people thought we had is not there anymore, and hasn't been for a long time. If the tea party can take over the GOP, why can't the OWS movement do the same to the Democratic party. We need people in office who are brave enough to stand up to the changes that need to be made. If it is not the Democrats, well then maybe it's time for a new party that will.

Charles O (209)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 6:50 am
> If it is not the Democrats, well then maybe it's time for a new party that will.

-- Diane Stollger

It's been time for a new party for the last fifty years. The D's and R's are just the two wings of a single War And Tyranny Party. The wings exist to raise wedge issues that keep us in the 99% divided and conquered. The wings are united at the top -- as support for NDAA 2012 shows. We in the bottom 99% need to unite as well, around a party that actually represents us and our interests!

What, if anything, has Obama done for us?

* Medical care? -- a huge giveaway to the insurance racketeers, comparable to the Medicare Part D giveaway to the pharmaceuticals, with the Public Option and universal health care sand-bagged

* Peace? -- two escalations in Afghanistan, a wind-down in Iraq just so we can attack Iran, bloody take-over of Libya.

* Freedom? -- the government now has the "right" to assassinate Americans and the military can detain Americans forever without charge. Not even Cheney would have dared to go this far -- but Obama gets away with it.

* Environment? -- Obama recently gave Monsanto a blank cheque to wreck our food supply

* Economics? -- The banksters and the Wall Street criminals get bailed out while Main Street gets flushed down the toilet

* Diplomacy? -- only one half-hearted 45-minute conversation with Iran, so far

* Israel? -- Netanyahu gives the orders and Obama obeys

* Transparency? -- Ask Bradley Manning and Julian Assange

When I was young, Nixon was regarded as "right wing". Now, next to Obama, Nixon would be seen as a rabid communist. That's how far America has degenerated under this treasonous "Greater Evil Lesser Evil" scam. No matter who we vote for, we get the same thing: more war, more lies, more tyranny, more greed, more corruption, more secrecy, more subservience to Israel.

Our duty, as citizens, is to serve as a check on power and corruption. Instead, the "two party" con turns us into soulless cheerleaders for the powerful and the corrupt. Really, this is a classic con: One guy comes up to us and acts threatening, and then a second person comes and "rescues" us from the first, and we are so grateful that we give all of our assets to the second. The D's rescue us from the R's, and we are so grateful that we march straight into serfdom.

Ralph F (67)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 7:13 am
Good to hear of his return.

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 8:39 am
IMO Calliope above sums it all up the way it should be. (Sicko was Michael Moore's film).

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 9:44 am
OWS is going to be what the people make it. I hope we can focus on things that will help all 7 Billion Humans, flying through space on Beautiful Mother Earth.

Since we need sound money, which we have never had, lets gt out of the Fed. The best way I've hard to do that, is to follow what North Dakota has been doing fine with for 90 years, with its State Bank. Other States are studying how to do it.

If we don't fix Healthcare, the price will double in 10 years, probably with less care. Vermont's and Montana's Single Payer could very well be worth other States checking out. Just Imagine that drug companies cared more for health and less for profit.

And need we mention that ending the wars is a must. Why the hell not close all over seas Military Bases, and put the Vets, and others to work rebuilding this Broken Promised Land?

But on other thing: Communities should study how to set up the Worker Ownership of the Mondragon Cooperative, of the Basque in Spain. There is an Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland, and Richmond California, is putting people to work by starting smaller Cooperatives. Its a better way to work. Don't we all want that?

OEN Article things I wish OWS or anyone would talk about on MSM.

David C (131)
Thursday January 12, 2012, 7:57 pm
don't watch TV, but will be glad to know there is at least one journalist who will report news and not just his opinions....thanks....

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday January 13, 2012, 2:34 am
Noted. Thanks Michael, you always have something interesting to share with us!

lee e (114)
Friday January 13, 2012, 4:28 am
I had this info from an inside source 3 months ago, I'm pleased that I can keep a secret! He's always a welcome source - what a spokesman for the country!

Patricia E. G (54)
Friday January 13, 2012, 6:50 am
Thank you Michael,
for this article on the infamous Bill Moyers.
I will be looking forward to his words on Friday the 13.

Elizabeth P (99)
Friday January 13, 2012, 9:46 am
Noted and Good to listen to. Hope.

Fiona O (565)
Friday January 13, 2012, 5:55 pm
I am so glad Moyers is staying with us. He is needed.

Kamila A (141)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:23 pm
It is so good to see someone of high integrity unafraid to tell the truth. They squashed Dan Rather for suggesting something negative about Bush (which was true by the way). Moyers won't be squashed.

Nancy C (806)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:24 pm
Bill Moyers is certainly heralded as a premier journalist and an American treasure. I too enjoyed the Joseph Campbell series. His insight, honesty and wisdom will be most welcome at this time.

Ameer T (24)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 1:43 am
the fact that history is repeating and no one seems to notice is strange. but what is frightening is the fact that history is repeating and no one seems to care.

Lika P (130)
Monday January 23, 2012, 12:28 am
Thank you. Sounds interesting.
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