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* Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas
* 1961-1963 Assistant Director of the Peace Corps
* 1963-1966 Special Assistant under President Lyndon Johnson
* 1965-1966 Press Secretary for President Lyndon
Johnson
* 1966 Newsday Publisher
* 1971-1976, 1978-1981 joined public television as
editor-in-chief of "Bill Moyers Journal"
* 1981-1986 Senior News Analyst for CBS, Inc.
* 1986 established Public Affairs Television as an independent production company
* 1995 joined the National Broadcasting Company as a news analyst for the "NBC Nightly News"

. . .Like you, I struggle to keep both 'the question of God' and the 'quest for meaning' at the heart of my own life and work. . .

. . .We are confronted-at the end of this genocidal century, with the question: To what will my life witness?. . .

. . .How do we avoid the intolerance, the chauvinism, the fanaticism, the bitter fruits of faith that occur when holy scriptures are used as a wedge to drive people apart?. . .

Books:
NOW:
The Power of Myth, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1991.

Fooling with Words, Morrow, William & Co., 1999.

Genesis: A Living Conversation, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1997.

NOW with Bill Moyers includes documentary reporting, in-dept one-on-one interviews and articulate commentary from a wide variety of media-makers and those behind the headlines. In addition, the series inaugurates a unique collaboration with NPR News, one which draws on the editorial resources and journalistic strength of NPR News and taps public radio's brightest talents every week. NOW probes with America, "who is winning and who is losing in the body and ideas that can help viewers become more engaged and active citizens at the grassroots of democracy."

For more information on NOW check out NOW With Bill Moyers

GENESIS: A LIVING CONVERSATION
From the creation of the world to its destruction by flood, from the first man and woman made in God's image to the intrigues of the patriarchs and matriarchs, from fratricide to reconciliation, from being called by God to calling on God -- for more than two thousand years Jews, Christians and Muslims have plumbed the stories from Genesis for their religious, moral and ethical meanings. In GENESIS: A LIVING CONVERSATION, Bill Moyers gathers thoughtful and engaging individuals -- Biblical scholars, writers, artists, psychotherapists, teachers, scientists, composers, lawyers, college presidents, journalists, members of the clergy, and translators -- to discover what the Genesis stories say to us today. The participants are passionate, animated, and full of surprises; the conversations are lively and thought-provoking. While discussing and debating, debunking and declaiming, participants take the Bible seriously as a sacred text while honoring a democratic spirit that is flexible and tolerant. "Often, we disagreed with each other," Moyers said, "and sometimes, the more we talked, the more we disagreed. But while talking together exposed our differences, it also brought us closer together. And sometimes we discovered that despite our differences, we shared our deepest values with people who seemed most unlike us."

For more information on GENESIS: A LIVING CONVERSATION check out Bill Moyers Genesis

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