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Bill Moyers 

Moyers & Company Show 106: Decoding the Campaigns

From: Moyers & Company
Series: Moyers & Company
Length: 53:00

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We're saturated with deceptive political advertising -- aided and abetted now with spending by citizens, corporations, and Super PACs that seems to know no bounds. Add to that relatively cheap "buys" on the media landscape including television, the web, print media, and social networks, and there’s no place for the electorate to escape.

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But help is on the way. This weekend on Moyers & Company, Bill asks political communication expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson to decode the political misinformation campaigns of 2012 thus far. 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 week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Dove was the youngest and the first African American to be named Poet Laureate. Through an intimate conversation and select readings, 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.

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But help is on the way. This weekend on Moyers & Company, Bill asks political communication expert Kathleen Hall Jamieson to decode the political misinformation campaigns of 2012 thus far. 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 week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Dove was the youngest and the first African American to be named Poet Laureate. Through an intimate conversation and select readings, 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.

Timing and Cues

Timing and Cues
Timings are as they occur with a 5-minute news hole after the billboard.

Moyers & Company 105 Billboard: 00:00 – 01:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers. This week on Moyers & Company"
Out cue: "...after the news."

NPR Newscast Hole: 1:00 - 6:00

Moyers & Company 105 -- Segment 1: 6:00 – 29:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "Welcome, I’m Bill Moyers, if you like to watch TV..."
Out cue: "… we’ll be right back after the break."

Station Break: 29:00 – 30:00

Moyers & Company 105 – Segment 2: 30:00 – 59:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers and this is Moyers & Company, my guest is Rita Dove…"
Out cue: "…that’s why we’re your retirement company"

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
TBD Jamie Lawrence Moyers & Company. Good Mood Records LLC Publisher: Elliot Music Co. Inc. ASCAP 2012 :00

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