In this companion volume to his PBS series Bill Moyers Journal, the Emmy- and Peabody Award–winning journalist invites readers into conversations with some of today's most captivating and intelligent voices. From Jon Stewart on politics and media to Michael Pollan on food, James Cone and Shelby Steele on race in the age of Obama to Robert Bly and Nikki Giovanni on the power of poetry, Barbara Ehrenreich on the hard times of working Americans to Karen Armstrong on faith and compassion, Moyers's insight matches those of his guests and animates these discussions of the salient issues of our time.
"In an era of much instant and ephemeral talk, it is a pleasurable thing to hold this 'book of ideas'."—Publishers Weekly
"[Moyers] has always been about something beyond the moment. Or put another way, while everyone else in the media has been exploring topography, Moyers has been exploring geology."—LATimes