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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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  • Bill Moyers Returns to Air with Critical Look at How U.S. Media Helped Bush Sell the Case for War

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    Legendary broadcaster Bill Moyers is returning to the airwaves of PBS tonight to launch his new series, Bill Moyers Journal. The debut episode is titled, "Buying the War." Moyers makes the case that the press has yet to come to terms with its role in enabling the Bush administration to go to war on false pretenses. Two-and-a-half years ago, Moyers retired after a 30-year career where he became one of the most recognizable faces on public television. We air excerpts of "Buying the War" and talk with Moyers about the media, the late journalist David Halberstam, corporate consolidation of the airwaves, and the hope he sees from the grassroots. [includes rush transcript]