Bill Moyers is leaving PBS:
Bill Moyers, whose weekly magazine “Now” on PBS has capped a 30-year career in TV journalism, is leaving the broadcast after the November elections.
His next venture: Writing a long-proposed book about Lyndon Johnson, whom he served before and during Johnson’s presidency.
“It isn’t because I feel old,” Moyers, 69, told The Associated Press of his decision, which he made official Thursday. “It’s because I feel compelled to do something else now, that only I can do – which is that book.”
The veteran journalist said he had pondered the new course for some time, and originally considered stepping down in June, when he turns 70. Instead, he will scale back his duties after that, but stay on through the presidential race.
I only hope they replace him with someone slightly less partisan. Maybe Howard Dean or Al Gore.