Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bill Moyers: Take Public Broadcasting Back

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.

For a collection of Nation articles on independent media and
media activism: Click Here


Rainbow Demon said...

I "Re-Broadcat"[ed] your article on my site because of the importance of it. Bill Moyers is the only one I can see who could possibly pull this off. Thanks.


Thivai Abhor said...

Definitely RD--spread the news!