Award-winning broadcast journalist Bill Moyers discusses book banning and the harms of censorship in a new video essay to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) that recognizes the importance of the freedom to read. Both Bill and Judith Davidson Moyers were named Honorary Co-Chairs of this year’s celebration.
In his essay titled “The Bane of Banned Books”, Moyers talks about how libraries provided his first opportunity to indulge his love of reading and learning, and shares his dismay over efforts to remove books from schools and libraries in modern times. The video can be viewed online – Virtual Read-Out Celebrity Videos. Moyers will also discuss book censorship and Banned Books Week, among other topics, in a Live Chat with Bill Moyers on Monday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. ET. The live chat can be found online – Live Chat with Bill Moyers. To participate in the chat, comments and questions can be left on the site or via Twitter ( http://twitter.com/BillMoyers ) @BillMoyers.
Collaborating with his wife and creative partner, Judith Moyers, for more than 25 years, Bill Moyers has produced groundbreaking TV series and specials including NOW with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal and Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. His latest book, Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, was released last year. Judith Moyers is the Executive Editor of Moyers & Company and CEO of Public Affairs Television, their independent production company. For more information about Bill and Judith Moyers, please visit http://www.BillMoyers.com. Go to http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=4196 to read more!
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