March 1-15, 2004 Edition FILM/TV Moyers to Depart
TV Post to Pen
Book on LAB
Bill Moyers has announced he will retire from television broadcasting before the end of the year to write a biography of his former boss, the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Doubleday has already purchased world rights to the work, which will be edited by Gerry Howard and released under Doubleday publisher Steve Rubin’s guidance.
Moyers served as special assistant to President Johnson from 1963-1967.
The award-winning journalist was born in Oklahoma on June 6, 1934, and was raised in Texas. He began his journalism career at age 16 as a cub reporter on the Marshall News Messenger.
In 1986, Moyers established Public Affairs Television as an independent production company, and has produced more than 200 hours of programming. Five of Moyers’ books based on his television series have become best sellers including: Joseph Campbell and the Power of the Myth, Listening to America, A World of Ideas I and II, and Healing and the Mind.