Bill Moyers

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  • The Power Of Myth Debuted On Pbs

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    In 1988 Bill Moyers ' THE POWER OF MYTH debuted on PBS. This six-part series of conversations with renowned scholar Joseph Campbell explored the enduring, universal themes expressed in mankind 's oldest stories and examined their relevance for the modern world. Far from being lifeless, timeworn tales, Campbell told viewers, the ancient myths remain "clues to the spiritual potentialities of human life." Eighteen years later, with FAITH & REASON, Moyers and his guests continue to mine those potentialities

  • Personal Narrative: A Hero's Journey

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    Change is inevitable. Whether it be positive or negative, change is constantly happening. More than often change can take you from the known world and spit you into the unknown, where you return a changed person. While embarking on the journeys provoked by change, you are on a hero’s journeys. The hero’s journey was popularized by Joseph Campbell. When describing what prompts hero’s journeys, Joseph Campbell said, The usual hero adventure begins with someone from whom something has been taken

  • American Families, By Bill Moyers And The Stanleys

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    Two American Families was a documentary filmed over the course of twenty years. Hosted by Bill Moyers and published by PBS as a part of the PBS Frontline series, it focused on the financial ups and downs of two families living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ordinary families both, the Neumanns and the Stanleys faced financial trouble starting in 1992, when Tony Neumann and Claude Stanley had each recently lost their manufacturing jobs. The Neumanns (an African American family) and the Stanleys (a white

  • Bill Moyers Journal Facing The Economic Fallout Summary

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    In the suggested viewing of the piece Bill Moyers Journal: Facing the Economic Fallout it addresses how the economic fallout led to U.S. taxpayers picking up the slack for private businesses that had been able to benefit for grossly huge profits, bonus, and buyouts during this devastating period in U.S. history, (Moyers). The lack of accountability in some of our nation’s most powerful institutions led us in what could have been a repeat of the great depression of the 1920’s. As stated in the video

  • Review Of Bill Moyers 's ' Two American Families '

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    In Two American Families, a documentary film which produced by Bill Moyers, it follows the two middle class families in Milwaukie, one black and one white, for over a decade as they struggle to achieve the “American Dream”. This documentary reveals the struggle of some American families who work hard and follow the social order in the society, but have fallen as a victim in a struggling economy to a series of policy decisions made. The hand of policy ineffectively steered the lives of the two families

  • Main Point of an Interview: Thomas Frank’s Interview with Bill Moyers on Conservatives

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    The main point of the Thomas Frank’s interview with Bill Moyers is that there is an ideological force, Conservatives, who work on destroying and deregulating the federal government for the sake of profits. Thomas Frank supported his main point by providing many examples that show how conservative ideology purposely undermines the government. The first example, Frank used to support his point, is he explained how American society tends to forget the past. Under the Bush administration the budget surplus

  • Asked to Serve My Country

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    One afternoon in late November, after Thanksgiving Day. It was an ordinary day I had my ordinary breakfast; a hard boil egg and an english muffin. As I read my newspaper “The Minnesota Times” about the murder nearby. As I was getting into the reading about this murder. I thought to myself what it felt like to get shot. I said to myself “you wouldn’t be screaming or crying you would just have the pain and take it like a normal solider.” I felt it in detail, I felt the dark thick red blood dripping

  • American Values : Family And Education

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    Most American values include family and education. Yet, when combined it can cause strain, obstacles difficult to overcome, and stigmas. Being a single parent is not easy. Society says you should get married first, then have children. They also say, you should find a career path that will help you support your family. While society has their models for success things don’t always work out as individual’s plan, which is why I believe, single parents seeking secondary education need more assistance

  • Commentary On A Police Series Episode Essay

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    Series Episode The commentary I am going to write about is on a police series called the Bill. The Bill first started in 1983 and quickly came a national institution, renowned for its real life feel, likeable characters and accessible short story format but things have changed since then. It is heading in a new direction bidding for larger audiences by making the Bill an all out serial with longer running plot lines. The particular episode I am writing about attracted

  • Physician Assisted Suicide: The Right to Choose

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    Did you know, about 57% of physicians today have received a request for physician assisted suicide due to suffering from a terminally ill patient. Suffering has always been a part of human existence, and these requests have been occurring since medicine has been around. Moreover, there are two principles that all organized medicine agree upon. The first one is physicians have a responsibility to relieve pain and suffering of dying patients in their care. The second one is physicians must respect