Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Rev. Bill Moyers

Listening on the radio to the powerful talk that Bill Moyers gave in Greensboro the other night (online at WUNC), I thought how preacherly he sounded, the cadences, the calm authority, the call to conscience. I had forgotten, till my mother reminded me, that there's a good reason: he's a graduate of Southwestern Theological Seminary.

Moyers is included, along with Hal Crowther, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Walt Whitman, Jim Hightower, Molly Ivins, Robert Kennedy, Zora Neale Hurston, Wendell Berry, and others, in Robert Shetterly's portrait gallery of Americans Who Tell the Truth. Amen.

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