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The progressive Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., recounts Bill Moyers’ Sunday speech at the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis, his first public response to CPB Chairman Ken Tomlinson’s well-documented quest for “balance.” “I should put my detractors on notice,” Moyers, 70, said. “They might compel me out of the rocking chair and into the anchor chair.” Regarding Tomlinson’s claim he kept his investigation of Now secret to protect PBS’ image, Moyers said, “Where I come from in Texas, we shovel that stuff every day.” Democracy Now! airs much of the speech in its Monday broadcast, and has posted a partial transcript on its website. More coverage in The Nation and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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