Bill Moyers to Speak Feb. 12
Emmy Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers will speak on the country’s political climate in a talk scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at Occidental College’s Thorne Hall.
Admission is free. For a campus map and directions, please click here.
During his 25 years in broadcasting, Moyers has pursued a broad spectrum of journalism. He has been the executive editor of “Bill Moyers’ Journal,” senior news analyst for the “CBS Evening News,” chief correspondent for “CBS Reports,” and host of “NOW with Bill Moyers.” Since establishing his independent production company, Public Affairs Television, in 1986, Moyers has produced such programs as “Facing Hate With Elie Wiesel,” “Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth,” and “Healing and the Mind.”
In addition to broadcasting, Moyers has pursued a wide range of public service. He was deputy director of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy and special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Moyers left the White House to become publisher of Newsday, and for 12 years he was a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation. He now serves as president of The Florence and John Schumann Foundation.
Moyers is a graduate of the University of Texas, and he holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His appearance is being sponsored by the Values and Vocations Project, which is operated through Occidental’s Office for Religious & Spiritual Life.