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Bill Moyers has explored a wide variety of topics in his long and illustrious career, most notably through his work on national public television. Winner of 30 Emmys, six Peabody Awards, the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights, and the first Religious Liberty Award given by the American Jewish Committee, Moyers is among television's pre-eminent journalists, commentators, authors, and interviewers. Since 1971, when he became editor-in-chief of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, Moyers has been associated with groundbreaking programming including, "Creativity" and "A Walk through the 20th Century" (named outstanding information series by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth," "A World of Ideas," "Healing and the Mind," "Amazing Grace," "Genesis," "The Language of Life," and "What Can We Do about Violence." Besides his work on PBS, he served as publisher of Newsday, chief correspondent for CBS Reports, and as senior analyst for CBS Evening News. Earlier, Moyers was the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy administration and Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the President in the Johnson administration. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 and to the Television Hall of Fame in 1995.

 

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