This weekend on Moyers & Company, Bill asks political communication expert and "master media decoder" Kathleen Hall Jamieson to help us decode the political misinformation campaigns of 2012. Jamieson runs the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, including the sites FactCheck.org and FlackCheck.org.
The show then moves from politics to poetry as Bill welcomes former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who this very week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Through an intimate conversation and select readings (preview a Moyers and Dove "duet" here), Moyers and Dove explore American history, language, culture, and ideas. They also talk about the responsibility - and controversy - that comes with editing a prestigious anthology, as Dove was recently tasked for The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.
Bill Moyers (now retired) hosted a weekly hour of compelling conversation about the state of American democracy, featuring a range of scholars, activists, scientists, and newsmakers.