September 30, 2004: Headlines: Staff: Journalism: Drake University: Moyers to speak at Drake University on November 12

Peace Corps Online: Directory: USA: Special Report: Peace Corps Deputy Director Bill Moyers: September 30, 2004: Headlines: Staff: Journalism: Drake University: Moyers to speak at Drake University on November 12
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Former Peace Corps Deputy Director Bill Moyers leaves PBS next week to begin writing his memoir of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read what Moyers says about journalism under fire, the value of a free press, and the yearning for democracy. "We have got to nurture the spirit of independent journalism in this country," he warns, "or we'll not save capitalism from its own excesses, and we'll not save democracy from its own inertia."

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Moyers to speak at Drake University on November 12

Moyers to speak at Drake University on November 12

Moyers to speak at Drake University on November 12

"The Aftermath of September 11"
An Evening Conversation with Bill Moyers
Joined by Martin E. Marty
Moderated by James A. Autry

November 12th, 8 p.m.
The Drake Knapp Center
The lecture is free and open to the public.

Television journalist Bill Moyers has for more than 25 years personified all that is best about journalism. With his wife and partner, Judith, who is president of Public Affairs Television, he has produced hundreds of hours of programming for public television and won more than 30 Emmy awards, the National Humanities Medal " for outstanding contributions to cultural life," and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award as "a unique voice, still seeking new frontiers in television, daring to assume that viewing audiences are willing to think and learn."

Following his 1971 best-selling book, Listening to America, four books by Moyers based on his television series have also become bestsellers. Moyers' varied career includes stints as senior news analyst for the "CBS Evening News," and chief correspondent for the acclaimed documentary series, "CBS Reports." Before entering broadcasting, Moyers served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in the Kennedy Administration and was Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, including two years as White House press secretary

Martin Marty is one of the most respected and distinguished church scholars in the country. Marty is the Fairfax Cone distinguished service professor emeritus at the University of Chicago where the University established the Martin Marty Center in its Divinity School in his honor. He is also a Lutheran minister, senior editor of The Christian Century and an author of more than 40 books. In 1994, Drake University awarded Marty his 51st honorary doctorate. Marty recently served as interim president of St. Olaf College, where he has chaired the Board of Regents for six years and served on the board for 12 years.

James A. Autry, a former Fortune 500 executive, is an author of six books, a poet and consultant whose work has had a significant influence on leadership thinking. His book Love and Profit, The Art of Caring Leadership, a collection of essays and poetry, won the prestigious Johnson Smith & Knisely Award as the book which had the most impact on executive thinking in 1992. Autry has been active in many civic and charitable organizations, and is the founding board member of People for the American Way, a constitutional liberties group.

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Reservations are now being taken for an "Informal Conversation with Bill Moyers" that will start at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Cowles Library Reading Room. For reservations, send an e-mail message to

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