The New York Times reports that one of the last great broadcast journalists standing, Bill Moyers, is leaving weekly tv.
According to the paper Moyers will “…end his Friday night public affairs show, “Bill Moyers Journal,” on April 30, 2010. That date will also be the last for “Now on PBS,” which has been canceled.
“I am 75 years old,” he said of the decision to end the series, which began in April 2007. The program has recently been having a “good run of it,” he added in a telephone interview on Friday, “so I feel it’s time.” He said he was not quitting television work, although he has no new projects planned.”
Here’s Moyers on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” posing an argument for single-payer health care.