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Title:
A world of ideas II : public opinions from private citizens
Author:
Moyers, Bill D.
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Edition:
First edition in the United States of America.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xiv, 284 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780385416641

9780385416658
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Book

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Central Library E169.12 .M7 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Another best-selling round of thought-provoking conversations with 29 men and  women whose dynamic ideas and decisions are defining the present and charting the course of tomorrow's America. B & W photographs throughout


Author Notes

Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on June 5, 1934. He attended North Texas State College, the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1956, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1956 to 1957 and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1959.

After college, Moyers joined the staff of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson as his personal assistant, from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1962, Moyers was the associate director of public affairs for the Peace Corps, and deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1963. He later joined Johnson again, this time as special assistant to the President, from 1963 to 1967. He became the Press Secretary, in 1965 until 1967. That same year, he began as publisher of Newsday, holding the position until 1970. He then became producer and editor of the Bill Moyers' Journal for PBS from 1971-76, and an anchor for USA: People and Politics from 1978 till 1981. In 1976 he joined CBS as chief correspondent for CBS Reports for two years. He was the senior news analyst for CBS News from 1981 to 1986 and has been executive editor of Public Affairs Programming Inc. since 1986.

Over the course of his many years in journalism, Bill Moyers has earned and received many awards and honors, among them, an Honorary doctorate, from the American Film Institute; numerous Emmy Awards; the Ralph Lowell medal for contribution to public television; George Peabody awards, 1976, 1980, 1985-86, 1988-90; DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton award, 1979, 1986, 1988; Gold Baton award, 1991; and the George Polk awards, 1981, 1986.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on June 5, 1934. He attended North Texas State College, the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1956, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1956 to 1957 and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1959.

After college, Moyers joined the staff of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson as his personal assistant, from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1962, Moyers was the associate director of public affairs for the Peace Corps, and deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1963. He later joined Johnson again, this time as special assistant to the President, from 1963 to 1967. He became the Press Secretary, in 1965 until 1967. That same year, he began as publisher of Newsday, holding the position until 1970. He then became producer and editor of the Bill Moyers' Journal for PBS from 1971-76, and an anchor for USA: People and Politics from 1978 till 1981. In 1976 he joined CBS as chief correspondent for CBS Reports for two years. He was the senior news analyst for CBS News from 1981 to 1986 and has been executive editor of Public Affairs Programming Inc. since 1986.

Over the course of his many years in journalism, Bill Moyers has earned and received many awards and honors, among them, an Honorary doctorate, from the American Film Institute; numerous Emmy Awards; the Ralph Lowell medal for contribution to public television; George Peabody awards, 1976, 1980, 1985-86, 1988-90; DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton award, 1979, 1986, 1988; Gold Baton award, 1991; and the George Polk awards, 1981, 1986.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

``You do not have to be a romantic to see television not only as an instrument of commerce but as a means of communication. You have only to experience it,'' says Moyers. Moyers's own World of Ideas PBS series has provided such experiences. A follow-up to the successful A World of Ideas ( LJ 4/15/90), this collection encompasses 29 more interviews, including conversations with writer Maxine Hong Kingston, theater director Peter Sellars, medical researcher Jonas Salk, and journalist William L. Shirer. Two interviews stand out: Toni Morrison draws us into the creation of her painful yet beautiful novels that explore the black consciousness, and poet Robert Bly examines the problems of the American male psyche, with Ronald Reagan a classic and influential case of emotional denial. Recommended for public libraries, especially where the first volume proved popular. --Judy Quinn, ``Library Journal'' (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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