Wednesday, April 25, 2007

And Now...A Programming Note

Please forgive this straight happens from time to time.

Two days after journogeeks everywhere lost a true giant in David Halberstam, a legendary public advocate returns from retirement.

Tonight on PBS, Bill Moyers, the guy that does his job better than anyone out there does theirs, reprises his role as Asskicker for the Public with the premiere of his cleverly titled new show, Bill Moyers Journal. Moyers returns as the ultimate arbitrator of truth, the ombudsman to end all ombudsmen. This man exudes the tenets of real journalism, and his first topic has promised to shake things up.

This evening marks the debut of his 90-minute documentary, "Buying the War: How did the mainstream press get it so wrong?" You can read a full preview on Moyers' website, but I'm pretty sure it shows Dan Rather crying like a schoolgirl. Bully for us.

Try to watch it, or set your TiVos. I'm guaranteeing goodness.


At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Jude said...

death comes in threes right?
I cringe at the thought of the third. Fucking yikes, already.
Concise synopsis on Halberstam--I always championed him for his healthy/witty skepticism. Loved his writing, except for the Jordan book (he got starry-eyed...).
Sincere loss.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Boxcar Fritz said...

It sure is wistful in here today.


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