He produced several documentaries before a brief stint at NBC News. "I would have to say now: It would depend on who his opponent is. "I never thought the situation could arise when I would wish for the defeat of LBJ, and that makes my current state of mind all the more painful to me," he told them. [3], After the resignation of White House Chief of Staff Walter Jenkins because of a sexual misdemeanor in the run up to the 1964 election, President Lyndon B. Johnson, alarmed that the opposition was framing the issue as a security breach,[4] ordered Moyers to request FBI name checks on 15 members of Goldwater's staff to find "derogatory" material on their personal lives. ''How do you fire Bill Moyers's son if he isn't what you think he is?'' Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people."[53]. [14] Goldwater blamed him for it, and once said of Moyers, "Every time I see him, I get sick to my stomach and want to throw up. In 1959, he completed a Master of Divinity degree at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. [24], Moyers served as publisher for the Long Island, New York, daily newspaper Newsday from 1967 to 1970. ''There I was in the fall of '94, utterly defeated. It's hard to imagine the gifts of sobriety when we feel hopelessly addicted to alcohol or other drugs. [21], Moyers served as publisher for the Long Island, New York daily newspaper Newsday from 1967 to 1970. I don't personally know what a crack addiction feels like, but I am painfully aware of the lifestyle changes, the damage it does to a family and how it can make a good person do bad things no matter how much they want to stop. Family support '', In the last few months that they have spent together, he said, ''We're closer than I could have ever imagined. After graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, he worked in Austin’s radio and TV stations which were owned by Sen. Johnson’s wife. William Cope Moyers is an author, advocate and vice president at Hazelden. Learn how we are continuing our mission to be a force of hope and healing, and what we are doing on the front lines to help families and communities affected by opioid addiction. He felt he didn’t measure up to his parents who were accomplished in the field and was unable to go on without getting intoxicated. Listen now! ''It would have been a lot harder for me to recover if my parents or my wife had turned their backs on me,'' he said. As Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's vice president of public affairs and community relations, he leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities. It considered U.S. foreign policy and militarism historically and recently, centering on the Iran–Contra affair. [3], After the resignation of White House Chief of Staff Walter Jenkins because of a sexual misdemeanor in the run up to the 1964 election, President Lyndon B. Johnson, alarmed that the opposition was framing the issue as a security breach,[5] ordered Moyers to request FBI name checks on 15 members of Goldwater's staff to find "derogatory" material on their personal lives. I called my wife from a detox center and told her that I could not continue to be her husband, or the father of our two boys, until I was able to recover from my addiction to alcohol and drugs. Moyers felt such a continuation of the conflict would tear the country apart. She checked with his former boss at CNN, who urged her to send William back to Atlanta, saying they still wanted him. English Articles. Tomlinson, he said, "found kindred spirits at the right-wing editorial board of The Wall Street Journal where the 'animal spirits of business' are routinely celebrated. [3], During the Kennedy Administration, Moyers was first appointed as associate director of public affairs for the newly created Peace Corps in 1961. Johnson. He told me when he was still in the first quarter of the book that he wanted me to read it as well. The best way is to arm ourselves with knowledge which will teach us to look after ourselves and know how to deal with the illness the addict is suffering from without judgement. He said this was an excellent book and he doesn't want to let it go. Campbell's influence is clearly seen in the work of George Lucas's Star Wars saga. Improved in 24 Hours. We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line. Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. In the first interview, filmed at George Lucas' "Skywalker Ranch",[35] Moyers and Campbell discuss the relationship between Campbell's theories and Lucas's creative work. [37], In 1986 Moyers and his wife, Judith Suzanne Davidson Moyers, formed Public Affairs Television. [45], In 2006, he presented two public television series. It considered U.S. foreign policy and militarism historically and recently, centering on the Iran–Contra affair. Even as he made frenetic inquiries, he said, ''I felt deficient as a parent because I had not been able to identify or prevent what happened. https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/.../thought-leaders/william-moyers He may not be as active as he was before, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a say in the current state of politics. Our success is our own worst enemy.''. During the meeting, Safer alleges, Johnson threatened to expose Safer's "communist ties". Sprawled on his bed at Ridgeview, William Moyers said, ''I heard a whisper in my ear, and it said, 'St. On April 25, 2007, Moyers returned to PBS with Bill Moyers Journal. He was the unofficial chief of staff before his appointment as White House Press Secretary. Before he hit 30, William said, he was barely able to function. When he left NOW, he announced that he wished to finish writing a biography of Lyndon B. He has also been extensively involved in public broadcasting and producing documentaries and news journal programs and is well received and respected as a journalist that can be trusted. Moyers felt such a continuation of the conflict would tear the country apart. 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