Thursday, October 5, 2006

Q&A Bill Moyers

First appeared in the Boston Globe.

 By Harvey Blume

THE TELEPHONE ISN'T my favorite means of communicating," Bill Moyers noted, after scheduling conflicts compelled us to speak by phone. "I like to see the other person's face."

That gave me insight into the sometimes alarmingly intent expression Moyers wears in the PBS interviews he's been doing for more than 30 years: He's not merely listening, but studying his interviewee, trying to take in the whole person.