Last night on PBS was a monumental shift in programming as Bill Moyers did his last show. Bill Moyers has been a great light for democracy to everyone who has watched this show and heard him speak. His long career in journalism always was focused on finding and sharing the truth. The Bill Moyers Journal presented great minds from a wide range of viewpoints with Bill asking the questions that brought out the best in his quests.
Bill Moyer's last show was 30 minutes more than usual and it was packed with excellent guests and ideas including a powerful interview of one of America’s great writers Barry Lopez and Jim Hightower a funny and inspirational leader of the true populist movement in this country. This show always expands the mind and has been a real source for raising consciousness for all those who tune in each week.
Bill’s wisdom and level of excellence in journalism will be greatly missed now that his show comes to an end.
Thank you Bill for enriching my life and all the lives you have touched with this show and please keep spreading your light in these challenging times.
Peace and Joy and thanks for leaning into the light Bill Moyers.
Now a powerful quote from Barry Lopez's book Artic Dreams:
"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existance when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of suchparadox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light."