BILL MOYERS: WORLD OF IDEAS - WRITERS
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Celebrated authors discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
"Exploring, illuminating, defining" --The New York Times
Writers give voice to the thoughts, dreams, and discontents of our times in these selections from the Peabody Award-winning PBS series. Join Bill Moyers as he engages 13 celebrated literary figures—“people with ideas and vision and insight” (The New York Times)—in wide-ranging conversations about life, art, and contemporary issues. Participants include Nobel Prize winners Toni Morrison and Nadine Gordimer, sharing their thoughts on moral imagination in storytelling; pioneering journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe, discussing Wall Street and neighborhood politics; and acclaimed writer and thinker Isaac Asimov, talking about science and social change.
Hailing from six nations and representing literary forms from poetry to performance, these gifted artists offer thought-provoking perspectives on the human condition that are both uniquely personal and universally relevant.
In a broadcasting career spanning nearly 40 years, journalist Bill Moyers distinguished himself at Newsday, NBC, CBS, and PBS. His many honors include lifetime achievement Emmy® and Peabody awards.
16-page viewer’s guide with introduction by Bill Moyers, participant biographies, and an article on Americans’ reading habits
Author book lists and biographies of Bill Moyers and bonus interview subjects
Top Customer Reviews
These are intellectual literacy giants and will not be appreciated by all. But even those who typically read the lighter forms of publication may find a new writer to try. Personally, I immediately went to the library and checked out "Shadow Tag" (2010, Louise Erdrich). Some interviews will surprise, some will inspire, all enlighten and provide new insight into the authors' work.
Episodes each about ½ hour & have SUBTITLES
1 CHINUA ACHEBA- African politics, "Things Fall Apart" '58, "Anthills of the Savannah"
2 & 3 ISAAC ASIMOV- Science, religion & more from a science fiction writer
4 E.L. DOCTOROW- "Ragtime" and "Book of Daniel" were 2 books that inspired films
5 M.F.K. FISHER- Cooking and aging "We must grow old, we must eat.", is she really "past vanity?Read more ›