Bill Moyers won’t be returning to PBS after all, but it’s not entirely his decision: PBS said it couldn’t find a time slot for him, reports Elizabeth Jensen in The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.
"PBS has informed us there is no time slot available in which the series could be designated for simultaneous common carriage across the country," Moyers said in a statement Thursday, the story notes. Moyers added, "After discussions with my underwriters we have decided to pursue other options and projects.”
Moyers had been working on a new show that had the working title "Something Different With Bill Moyers," which had received a $2 million, 29-month grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the article notes.
PBS said it’s still working on its fall schedule, and plans to unveil it to member stations next month.