Listening to America Author:Bill Moyers For ten years I listened to America from a distance. As Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, special assistant to the President and publisher of Newsday, I lived and worked on a narrow strip of the Eastern Coast. In Washington I helped to draft legislation which we hoped would make this a better country. In New York I belonged to a profession w... more »hose express purpose is to communicate with people.
But I learned that it is possible to write bills and publish newspapers without knowing what this country is about or who the people are. I wanted to hear people speak for themselves. In the summer of 1970 carrying a tape recorder and a notebook, I boarded a bus in New York to begin a journey of thirteen thousand miles through America.« less