A Conversation with Bill Moyers: History and Memory
The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Forum on History and the Public Good
Bill Moyers, Philip Bobbitt (moderator)
Tue, April 21st, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)

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Bill Moyers is internationally recognized for his outstanding contributions to journalism and his advocacy for freedom of speech. With the rise of xenophobia, inequality, and virulent strains of populism threatening democratic institutions around the globe, Moyers reflects on how history and memory affect the journalism that is critical to the preservation of just societies.

Bill Moyers has worked in broadcast journalism for more than five decades. In addition to his numerous landmark television series, he was a founding organizer and deputy director of the Peace Corps, a special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and White House press secretary from 1965 to 1967. Philip Bobbitt (moderator), a leading constitutional theorist, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia Law School. He has an extensive history of government service and has served in all three branches of government during six administrations, both Republican and Democratic.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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