Genesis: a New View with Bill Moyers


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Program Description

Bill Moyers is widely respected for accessible, provocative television programs that explore a broad spectrum of contemporary topics with depth and sensitivity. Here he discusses his original approach to broadcast journalism and his series “Genesis: A Living Conversation,” consisting of ten lively discussions about stories in the first book of the Bible. He describes why these are among the most powerful stories in Western civilization, and the fascinating process of uncovering their deeper, often controversial meanings in these programs. “Stories are the way we organize our response to the world,” Moyers says. “… Listening to others, and having them listen to you, is a way to grow your own faith.”

Honored with inclusion in the Television Academy Hall of Fame, Moyers has also authored companion books to his programs including Genesis: A Living Conversation (Doubleday 1996).

Topics Explored in this Dialogue:

  • The compelling story of “the first murder”
  • How to read and understand the Bible effectively
  • A recipe for lively ecumenical Bible discussion
  • Whether to consider Bible stories true
  • Whether the Genesis creation story is anti-women
  • The power of stories and the human voice
  • Why “live” broadcasts affect you so strongly
  • Moyers’ memories of Maya Angelou and Joseph Campbell
  • Why religious discussion is needed on television
  • Moyers’ personal beliefs and what he has learned

Program Number: 2592                 Host: Michael Toms                  Interview Date: 10/4/1996


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