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Bill Moyers [Apr. 30th, 2010|11:00 pm]
[Current Mood |sad]

I've watched Bill Moyers off and on (not every week; my schedule doesn't allow it) on PBS for decades.  Tonight was his farewell broadcast, and it was vintage Moyers.  Another one of my navigational beacons has turned off.    At least he's still alive this night, unlike some of the others.  Most of the others.  

As crude oil pours into the Gulf of Mexico...as a stupid blankety-blank border fence closes off access to a wildlife refuge in South Texas paid for by the gifts of volunteers to save rare species...as the beauty and natural resources and freedom for individuals are cramped and squeezed and abraded...it's sad to see Bill Moyers retire. 

I didn't always agree with him, especially when I was younger.  And yet...a man of warmth, integrity, generosity.  A man who believes passionately in the worth of people as individuals...in democracy...in freedom.

I've never met him.   I wish I could.  

[User Picture]From: peanut13171
2010-05-01 05:24 am (UTC)
Just finished watching it. I loved his show and will miss him very much! He always had intelligent, passionate, interesting guests. I've agreed with him much much more than I've disagreed with him.
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[User Picture]From: jwjohnson
2010-05-01 02:18 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling. Glad I got to meet you e_moon, if only for a moment.
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[User Picture]From: dirtwitch
2010-05-02 03:51 am (UTC)
When I got married, 6 years ago, I asked a good friend to perform the ceremony. He asked us several questions to help us create that ceremony.. and, one of them was "Who are your heros?" Bill Moyers was one of mine, for the reasons you state. Integrity, passion.

Also, Fannie Lou Hamer, and John Jeavons, for people who walk their talk.
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