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Bill Moyers 

Moyers & Company Show 111: Moving beyond war: A new vision for America’s global role

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

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Nine years after Baghdad erupted in “shock and awe,” we’re once again hearing in America the drumbeat for war in the Middle East. Now, the bull’s-eye is on Iran. But what we need more than a simple change of target is a complete change in perspective, says Andrew Bacevich, a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran-turned-scholar who’s become one of the most perceptive observers of America’s changing role in the world.

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This week, on an all-new Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers and Bacevich explore the futility of “endless” wars and provide a reality check on the rhetoric of American exceptionalism.

 “Are we so unimaginative, so wedded to the reliance on military means that we cannot conceive of any way to reconcile our differences with groups and nations in the Islamic world, and therefore bring this conflict to an end?” Bacevich tells Moyers. Bacevich also answers the question of whether Iran is a direct threat to America with a definitive no.

 

"Whatever threat Iran poses is very, very limited," he tells Moyers, "and certainly does not constitute any kind of justification for yet another experiment with preventive war."

 

Piece Description

This week, on an all-new Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers and Bacevich explore the futility of “endless” wars and provide a reality check on the rhetoric of American exceptionalism.

 “Are we so unimaginative, so wedded to the reliance on military means that we cannot conceive of any way to reconcile our differences with groups and nations in the Islamic world, and therefore bring this conflict to an end?” Bacevich tells Moyers. Bacevich also answers the question of whether Iran is a direct threat to America with a definitive no.

 

"Whatever threat Iran poses is very, very limited," he tells Moyers, "and certainly does not constitute any kind of justification for yet another experiment with preventive war."

 

Timing and Cues

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

Moyers & Company 111 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 111 -- Segment 1: 6:00 – 29:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "Welcome, I’m Bill Moyers and you’re listening to Moyers & Company ..."
Out cue: "… my guest is professional soldier turned scholar, Andrew Bacevich. We’ll be back after the break."

Station Break: 29:00 – 30:00

Moyers & Company 111 – Segment 2: 30:00 – 59:00
In cue: [MUSIC] "I’m Bill Moyers and this is Moyers & Company, I’m my guest is professional soldier turned scholar, Andrew Bacevich …
Out cue: "…that’s why we’re your retirement company"

Musical Works

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