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Bill D. Moyers

journalist , secretary , writer

Bill Moyers, journalist, writer, former White House press secretary. President The Florence and John Schumann Foundation, since 1991. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Philosophical Society, Organization American Historians.

Background

Moyers, Bill was born on June 5, 1934 in Hugo, Oklahoma, United States. Son of John Henry and Ruby (Johnson) Moyers.

Education

BJ with honors, University Texas, 1956. Graduate student, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1957. Master of Divinity with honors, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1959.

Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), American Film Institute.

Career

Personal assistant to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson United States Senate, 1960—1961. Associate director public affairs Peace Corps, 1961-1962, department director, 1963. Special assistant to President The White House, 1963-1967, press secretary, 1965-1967.

Public Newsday, Garden City, New York, 1967-1970. Editor-in-chief Bill Moyers Journal (weekly public affairs program on public television), 1971-1976, 78-81. Chief correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System Reports, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1976-1978.

Senior news analyst Columbia Broadcasting System News, Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1981-1986. Founder Public Affairs Programming, Inc., since 1986. Anchor, writer National Organization of Women with Bill Moyers, 2002—2004, Bill Moyers Journal, since 2006.

Works

Membership

President The Florence and John Schumann Foundation, since 1991. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Philosophical Society, Organization American Historians.

Connections

Married Judith Suzanne Davidson, December 18, 1954. Children: William Cope, Suzanne, John.

father:
John Henry Moyers

mother:
Ruby (Johnson) Moyers

spouse:
Judith Suzanne Davidson

child:
William Cope Moyers

child:
Suzanne Moyers

child:
John Moyers