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Bill Moyers

Data de nascimento: 5. Junho 1934

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Billy Don "Bill" Moyers é um jornalista, crítico e comentarista norte-americano.

Foi secretário de imprensa da Casa Branca entre 1965 e 1967, durante o governo do presidente Lyndon B. Johnson. Trabalhou na televisão nas décadas de 70 e 80, apresentando o seu programa Bill Moyers Journal na rede pública americana PBS. Outro programa de sucesso foi a série de entrevistas com Joseph Campbell, com o títuilo Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, que deu origem ao livro O poder do mito.

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„All my life I've prayed the Lord's Prayer, but I've never prayed, "Give me this day my daily bread." It is always, "Give us this day our daily bread." Bread and life are shared realities. They do not happen in isolation.“

—  Bill Moyers
Context: All my life I've prayed the Lord's Prayer, but I've never prayed, "Give me this day my daily bread." It is always, "Give us this day our daily bread." Bread and life are shared realities. They do not happen in isolation. Civilization is an unnatural act. We have to make it happen, you and I, together with all the other strangers. "Pass the Bread", baccalaureate address at Hamilton College (20 May 2006), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 385<!-- italics in source -->

„For the life of me I cannot fathom why we expect so much from teachers and provide them so little in return.“

—  Bill Moyers
Context: For the life of me I cannot fathom why we expect so much from teachers and provide them so little in return. In 1940, the average pay of a male teacher was actually 3.6 percent more than what other college-educated men earned. Today it is 60 percent lower. Women teachers now earn 16 percent less than other college-educated women. This bewilders me. … There was no Plato without Socrates, and no John Coltrane without Miles Davis. "America 101", speech at the fiftieth anniversary of the Council of Great City Schools (27 October 2006), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 237

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„But what it meant in politics a century later, and still means today, is the freedom to accumulate wealth without social or democratic responsibilities and license to buy the political system right out from everyone else.“

—  Bill Moyers
Context: Reagan's story of freedom superficially alludes to the Founding Fathers, but its substance comes from the Gilded Age, devised by apologists for the robber barons. It is posed abstractly as the freedom of the individual from government control — a Jeffersonian ideal at the roots of our Bill of Rights, to be sure. But what it meant in politics a century later, and still means today, is the freedom to accumulate wealth without social or democratic responsibilities and license to buy the political system right out from everyone else. "For America's Sake" speech (12 December 2006), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 17

„People who don't believe in government are likely to defile government.“

—  Bill Moyers
Commenting on the Bush Administration and the Harding Administration in an Interview on http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96648963 Fresh Air (5 November 2008)

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„Journalists who make mistakes get sued for libel; historians who make mistakes get to publish a revised edition.“

—  Bill Moyers
"The Big Story", speech to the Texas State Historical Association (7 March 1997), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 131

„In those days [1955], affirmative action was for whites only. I might still be working for the grocery store in the small Texas town where I grew up were it not for affirmative action for Southern white boys.“

—  Bill Moyers
"Help", speech to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (3 March 2007), in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 99

„No wonder scoundrels find refuge in patriotism; it offers them immunity from criticism.“

—  Bill Moyers
On polls showing that many Americans would support a restriction of free speech especially if against speech held to be unpatriotic, in a speech to the Society of Professional Journalists (11 September 2004)

„Standing up to your government can mean standing up for your country.“

—  Bill Moyers
Speech at the National Conference on Media Reform (15 May 2005) http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0516-34.htm

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„News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity.“

—  Bill Moyers
Quoting an adage widely attributed to the newspaper-owner Lord Northcliffe, in a speech at the National Conference on Media Reform (15 May 2005)

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