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I remember journalists like Jimmy Breslin, David Brinkley, Margaret Bourke-White, Seymour Hersh and Bill Moyers, just to name a few. ... Without such “vehicles” for free speech and genuine opportunities for differences of opinion, and the chance to go in-depth on important issues and reporters with the ...
He most famously sat down with PBS' Bill Moyers in 1988 for a series called “The Power of Myth,” at George Lucas' Skywalker Studios. Lucas offered up ... In his native Canada, Peterson gained notoriety by challenging the imposition of speech codes, thereby becoming an erudite champion of free speech.

It was May 3, 1987, and I was blessed to have the opportunity to be on Ellis Island for a speech by Ronald Reagan, where Dr. Graham delivered a prayer in advance of the president taking the podium. It was a ... And then Bill Moyers likes to tell the story of one day at lunch with President Johnson. Bill was ...
Bill Moyers, newsman, TV filmmaker and respected commentator on American values, spoke at the Marin Center, telling audiences that the power of government has passed from ... A retired Novato doctor said Moyers” speech was the best he had heard in the multiyear history of the Marin Speaker Series.
Moyers spent most of his broadcast career on public television, whose audience is considerably smaller than that of the major networks. But his influence—through his documentaries, interviews, books, magazine articles, and speeches, with their ripple effects of his calls to conscience—has been great ...
The 82-year-old author accepted the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters with a noteworthy speech. By BillMoyers.com Staff ... Her acceptance speech can best be described as a hopeful lament; a literary salve for our fraught times. Proulx, 82, is the author of ...

The senator from Arizona gives this very histrionic speech about how Trump has introduced evasion and demagoguery and all these awful things into the Republican Party — and then announces he's quitting. He's really saying, “I'm not going to fight it. I'm going to surrender to it.” Remember, he's voted 90 ...
In one of the latest salvos in the battle to claim “freedom of speech” for the right, Scott Walker and his allies in Wisconsin are pushing a policy that would suspend or expel students for protesting in ways the university deems infringe on the free speech of another. Thomas ... BY Bill Moyers | October 18, 2017.
Bill Moyers and Joan Scott talk about the thorny issue of free speech on campus. By Bill Moyers ... Bill Moyers Professor Scott, connect these dots for us. What's the ... A large number of university teachers have been targeted for speeches that they've made, they've been harassed and threatened. Take the ...
The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized to those offended by the speech, saying, “We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.” But then, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump claimed, “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest ...
A gifted storyteller, Moyers' TV shows, speeches, and magazine articles have roared with a combination of outrage and decency, exposing abuse and celebrating the country's history of activism. Moyers spent most of his broadcast career on public television, whose audience is considerably smaller than ...
In Quiet Post, Veteran Journalist Bill Moyers Announces Site Closure, Calls on Readers to Remain 'Vigilant' and 'Engaged as Citizens' ... A gifted storyteller, Moyers' TV shows, speeches, and magazine articles have roared with a combination of outrage and decency, exposing abuse and celebrating the ...
Jones' victory speech theme was “common ground.” What's been so heatedly in dispute for Democrats — not just in 2016 but back to Jimmy Carter if not time immemorial — is how to decode those rarely-quite-magic-enough words. Do they mean “work with Republicans,” as exemplified in Barack Obama's ...
Zeynep Bilginsoy and Sarah El Deeb report for the AP that, in an impassioned speech, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “that the United States is no longer fit to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and should be replaced as mediator by the United Nations.” Abbas also “called on the world's ...
In a recent speech defending his position, sponsored by the conservative, free-market think tank R Street Institute and the Lincoln Network, Pai described what he called “wild accusations, fear-mongering and hysteria” and made fun of such celebrities as Cher, Mark Ruffalo and George Takei who have ...
When they unleashed corporate political spending in Citizens United, Justice Kennedy wrote for the court that prompt online disclosure would enable shareholders to “determine whether their corporation's political speech advances the corporation's interests in making profits, and citizens can see whether ...
In his speech from Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, President Trump called the national monuments he was there to shrink a “natural bounty” that the nation should put “to great and wonderful use.” In this administration, “natural bounty” and “great and wonderful use” do not necessarily refer to the ...

Protests have broken out elsewhere in the Middle East as well, and Josh Rogin reports for The Washington Post that the State Department has set up a 24-hour emergency “task force to collect information and coordinate response to Trump's speech.” Slate's Joshua Keating marvels at the “cynical ...
In recent years, as the internet has increasingly become the place where Americans work and live, Trump's assault on net neutrality and free speech has coincided with growing awareness among Americans about the role the internet now plays in democracy. Aaron has seen interest rise in the causes that ...
Dangerous waters –> Amid speculation that Donald Trump will announce in a speech this week that he's recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital — which would break with longstanding bipartisan US policy of not doing so unless it's part of a broader peace agreement — Peter Beaumont reports for The ...
Bill Moyers: You're the consummate trial lawyer with a celebrated ..... He was giving speeches in which he was representing himself as being ...
Bill Moyers: You're the consummate trial lawyer with a celebrated ..... He was giving speeches in which he was representing himself as being ...
“The army is taking its own route,” said a senior Zanu-PF official after Mugabe's speech on Sunday, “and as politicians we are taking our own ...
The 82-year-old author accepted the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters with a noteworthy ...
Muted bluster –> As protesters gathered outside, Donald Trump offered North Korea some tough talk in a speech to the South Korean ...
At Monday's White House press briefing, on the very day that the first two indictments in the Robert Mueller investigation came down and a third ...
By Bill Moyers | October 30, 2017 ... The senator from Arizona gives this very histrionic speech about how Trump has introduced evasion and demagoguery and ...
Jeff Flake announced that he isn't running for re-election in a speech lambasting Donald Trump's “reckless, outrageous and undignified ...
... her lavishly paid Wall Street engagements and her adamant refusal to “release the transcripts” of those flattering speeches to the bankers.
Bill Moyers Professor Scott, connect these dots for us. ... It can been seen in attacks on free speech at the university, particularly on ... A large number of university teachers have been targeted for speeches that they've made, ...
It's Trump's party now –> “In a rare public speech” on Thursday, George W. Bush blasted Trump without specifically naming him, according to ...
The battles over “free speech” on campus have loomed large in the era of Trump, with conservative ... BY Bill Moyers | October 18, 2017.
... lawmakers at the same Republican National Convention in Cleveland where Trump gave the speech” promising to “drain the swamp” in DC.
Bill Moyers and Joan Scott talk about the thorny issue of free speech on .... number of university teachers have been targeted for speeches that ...
... an impassioned warning about the times in which he lived, a warning more relevant now than it was when he delivered the speech in 1963.
... in America: a conversation with Susan K. Smith and Bill Moyers .... the myths of democracy, as you did in that speech I heard last summer.
By Bill Moyers | October 5, 2017 .... have spent so much of your adult life grappling with the myths of democracy, as you did in that speech I heard last summer.
Bill Moyers, former Press Secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, ... is happening very fast, it is almost like a campaign to chill free speech, ...
But then, the self-satisfied singer has a long history of giving high-minded speeches while failing to deliver for the poor, either personally or ...
Instead, the speech was more like a narration of what Trump did on his fall vacation, missing only a slideshow to go along with it.” Wikileaks ...
Net neutrality does just the opposite: It ensures that neither the company that sells you internet access nor the government can block speech.
BY Bill Moyers | October 18, 2017 ... and death threats for criticizing President Trump in a commencement speech at Hampshire College.
... has more details at Reuters. Meanwhile, Donald Trump delivered a speech declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency yesterday.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor delivering the keynote commencement speech at Hampshire College's ... BY Bill Moyers | October 18, 2017.
Rick Scott “declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of ...
The applause lines in his speech told the tale of a people motivated not by such traditionally Christian values as charity and acceptance, but by ...
As Drew Carter, a Shawnee State alum who attended Sanders' speech, told the crowd, locking people up wasn't fixing the underlying ...
Kim Jong Un slams back –> During his speech to the UN on Tuesday, Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man,” ...
That's the nightmarish world they created in these speeches and letters. I saw what was driving the secession movement in the Deep South, ...
In fact, according to The Washington Post and Trump speech indexer Factba.se, Trump mentioned coal miners in his campaign speeches no ...


 

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