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Veteran Broadcaster Pulls the Plug on His Television Show

Sep 19, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A broadcaster and former White House press secretary who has been a fixture on television for more than 40 years is calling it quits — again. Writing in The New York Times, Elizabeth Jensen reports that Bill Moyers sent word to public television stations that he’s ending his weekly show “Moyers & Company” after its Jan. 2 episode.

Jensen writes: “He made a similar announcement last October, but changed his mind in the face of an outpouring of support from his fans on social media. This time, however, ‘it’s the real deal,’ he wrote in the Sept. 11 letter, which was first reported by the trade publication Current.”

Moyers wrote in an email, “A few months ago I began to hear what Shakespeare described as that ‘inaudible and noiseless foot of time’ that only you can identify as the stranger suddenly trotting beside you.”

He added that he plans “for the indefinite future” to keep up his website billmoyers.com, where much of his public television programming since 1971 is available, the story adds.

Moyers served as White House press secretary under Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965-1967.

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  1. This is an understandable announcement from an always responsible reporter. Writing that, I in no way suggest that Bill’s decision is desirable.

    He has been an inspiring guide to this writer-reporter-producer-announcer for all of my career.

    I regret we never actually met, while our work and careers often crossed paths seemingly in the night.

    You need never to ask for space for an article, comment, or report, Mr. Bill. Just please do it when you are so moved and THANK YOU for your many worthwhile contributions.
    Peter Bright

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