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Bill Moyers' Public TV Program Gets a Reprieve NY Times

After receiving an outpouring of support for Bill Moyers and his public television show "Moyers & Company," the program's executive director told public television officials that the show will remain on air, reports Elizabeth Jensen in The New York Times' ArtsBeat.

Judy Doctoroff told public television officials Friday that the show will stick around, after she said the show received "thousands of heartfelt and well-written messages saying ‘don’t go.’” Moyers had announced recently that he was ending the show.

The program, which also secured new funding, will continue to air both interviews and essays, although Moyers' production demands will be eased. Moyers, 79, said in a statement that the support he received "is not about me" but about how public broadcasting can offer viewers "a place for sanity and civility where they can reflect on what is going on in the world.”

The show will return starting Jan. 10 in a half-hour format, the story adds.

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