This weekend is the final Bill Moyers Journal. I tear up just thinking about that empty studio, those empty chairs. No more "See you next time," no more investigative long form stories and educating interviews.
Mainstream news is such a joke, and Bill Moyers was my shelter. He believes in humanity, from our goodness to our failings, and his journalism was a priceless public service that examined the worst and best of it: greed, corruption, broken systems, dance, poetry, spirituality, forgiveness.
In the last year I've worried about who will take his place, but no rising journalist could do as much as we the people, if we speak up when we see something wrong, stick up for those who can't take care of themselves, and just generally try to do right. It's fitting to have Jim Hightower among Moyers' final guests, since Hightower and Moyers share the same need to battle "the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be."
Check your local listings for the show's schedule.