- Moyers seems happy with the situation, saying that "we don't have to worry about somebody at PBS losing sleep over the fact that David Stockman says the Republicans have lost their minds on taxes."
- Perhaps PBS might consider a new, more accurate slogan: Not Offending Conservatives When We're Fighting for Funding, Which is Always.
- Tumultuous Times for Democracy Compelled Moyers' Return to TV
Peter Hart, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Elizabeth Jensen has a preview (New York Times, 1/8/12) of the new Bill Moyers program coming to public television stations later this month--a show that is not being distributed by PBS. Why not? She reports:
Mr. Moyers said he was unsure why PBS, where he has spent most of his career since 1971, declined the show for its main schedule. Some public television executives, who would not publicly comment on a sensitive issue, said they believed that PBS did not want to realign itself with Mr. Moyers, a longtime target of some conservatives, as it was fighting to keep its federal financing.
Tumultuous Times for Democracy Compelled Moyers' Return to TV, Common Dreams
- After a nearly two year hiatus, journalist Bill Moyers will return to television this weekend with a new show called Moyers & Company. His previous show, Bill Moyers' Journal, ended in 2010.
- He's back, just as curious as ever.
- What journalists can do about liars.