Aug 23 2011

Bill Moyers Is Back

A return to public broadcasting--but not to PBS

According to a report in the New York Times (8/22/11), public television icon Bill Moyers will be back on the public airwaves next year–but not on PBS. The new show, Moyers & Company, will be distributed to stations for free by American Public Television. The Times reports that “PBS told Moyers it couldn’t find an appropriate timeslot.” The Times adds that the show “will focus on one-on-one interviews with people not often heard on television.” Showcasing viewpoints not often heard on commercial media is precisely the point of public broadcasting. But few of the shows distributed by PBS aspire to […]