Bill Moyers

During his 25 years in broadcasting, Bill Moyers has pursued a broad spectrum of journalism. A survey of television critics by Television Quarterly, the official journal of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, placed Moyers among the 10 journalists who have had the most significant influence on television news. The Academy has also recognized his work with more than 30 Emmy Awards for excellence. He was elected to the television Hall of Fame in 1995 and a year later received the Charles Frankel Prize (now the National Humanities Medal) from the National Endowment for the Humanities "for outstanding contributions to American cultural life."

In 1986, Moyers formed Public Affairs Television, Inc., with his wife and partner, Judith. This independent production company has produced more than 300 hours of programming. In 2002, he launched the weekly PBS series NOW with Bill Moyers and also produced Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy and America's First River: Bill Moyers on the Hudson. Prior programming includes such series as Bill Moyers Reports: Earth on Edge; Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report; On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying; Surviving the Good Times: A Moyers Report; Free Speech for Sale; Facing the Truth; Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home; Genesis: A Living Conversation; Healing and the Mind; and Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth.

Following his 1971 best-selling book, Listening to America, four books by Moyers based on his television series have also become bestsellers: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, A World of Ideas I and II, and Healing and the Mind.

Before entering broadcasting, Moyers served as deputy director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy Administration and was special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963-1967, including two years as White House press secretary.