Bill Moyers (born June 5, 1934) is an American journalist and public commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He worked as a news commentator on television for ten years. Moyers has had an extensive involvement with public television, producing documentaries and news journal programs. He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees. He has become well known as a trenchant critic of the U.S. media. Since 1990, Moyers has been President of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy. Born in Hugo, Oklahoma, to father John Henry Moyers, a laborer, and mother Ruby Moyers (nee Johnson), he was raised in Texas. He started his journalism career at sixteen as a cub reporter at the Marshall News Messenger in Marshall, Texas.
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