Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bill Moyers on public broadcasting

Bill Moyers, from a 2004 interview with Terry Gross:

I think the most important thing that we can do is to continue to treat Americans as citizens, not just consumers. If you look out and see an audience of consumers, you want to sell them something. If you look out and see an audience of citizens, you want to share something with them, and there is a difference.
Fresh Air has assembled excerpts from several interviews to mark Moyers’s retirement from PBS.

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Daughter Number Three said...

The shift from thinking of people as citizens to thinking of them as consumers has been one of the greatest losses of the last 20 or so years.