Monday, December 13, 2004

Moyers bowing out with last big story

Bill Moyers has one show left in his PBS series, Now, and in that show he'll present what he calls "the biggest story of our time: how the right-wing media [have] become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee." You might want to set your Tivo, VCR or alarm clock to catch this swan song.

It airs most places on Dec. 17. You can find the schedule in your town from NOW with Bill Moyers | PBS -- a site rich with discussions, reading lists and video archives.

Here's more of what Moyers told the AP's Frazier Moore about his topic: "We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line. Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people."

The show, by the way, will survive its founder's departure. Co-host David Brancaccio will be taking over.

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