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Bill Moyers

journalist, public official
Born: 6/5/1934
Birthplace: Hugo, Oklahoma

Bill Moyers has had a long and varied career that includes a stint as deputy director of the Peace Corps (1961–63). A special advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, Moyers also served as Johnson's press secretary from 1965 to 1967. But Moyers is best known for his journalism, first in print at the Long Island, New York daily Newsday, where he served as publisher from 1967–70, and later in television. Moyers has received more than 30 Emmy Awards in recognition of his contributions in various roles. He and his wife Judith Davidson formed Public Affairs Television in 1986, through which they have produced more than 200 hours of programming, including the popular PBS series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988) and Healing and the Mind (1993).


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