Materials culled from The Nation, Free Press, and Common Dreams
Bill Moyers is not taking attacks by Bush Administration allies on public broadcasting sitting down.
Moyers closed the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis yesterday with his first public response to the revelation that White House allies on the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have secretly been holding PBS in general--and his show in particular--to a partisan litmus test.
For more on Moyers' speech, read John Nichols' Bill Moyers Fights Back
To hear the speech Bill Moyers Speech
To read the speech: Take Public Broadcasting Back
A video of the speech is also available here
Democracy Now coverage of Moyer's speech
Organized by Free Press, the Media Reform Conference brought together more than 2,000 of the country's most dedicated and innovative media activists and independent journalists for three days of panels, meetings, strategy sessions and parties--all devoted to creating an independent media in the US dedicated to the public service rather than personal profit.
Check out the Free Press site for coverage of the conference and info on how you can get involved in the fight for a more democratic media system.
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