Thursday, December 6, 2007

This Week on Bill Moyers Journal

Glendale Moyers Talkers meet next week, Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 PM in the upstairs Learning Center of the Glendale Central Library. As always we will view and discuss segments of chosen Moyers programs from the previous weeks and discuss them. You may add to this blog or to the national Moyers Blog from computers in the room. Please join us. All viewpoints are welcome. And many will be challenged. Join the lively, but civil, debates.

For Friday, December 7, 2007
"You can't just be President of the Christians. You can't just be President of Christian and Jews. You have to be President of all the people in America. And, we are people of great diversity including people who don't embrace a faith." - Melissa Rogers


New media is changing the face, pace, and language of the election, but how is it affecting the candidates' races? Bill Moyers gets perspective on the impact of the Web—blogs, YouTube, and social networking—on the election from Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

Then, with evangelical pastor Mike Huckabee surging in the polls and Mitt Romney's speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of religion in politics. Rogers is visiting professor of Religion and Public Policy at Wake Forest University Divinity School.


How will new media affect the 2008 Election? Let us know.

What should the the role of candidates' religion in the election coverage? Tell us what you think.

Where do you get informed about election issues? Take our poll and discuss.

Bill Moyers Rewind: Historian Barbara Tuchman on the new age of politicians.

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