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He has contributed so much to this nation - producing decades of investigative PBS documentaries and demonstrating how Liberal journalism and commentary can be kind and respectful, as well as strong and authoritative. Bill Moyers will be missed.

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His many fans were able to talk him into staying on the air a little longer, but this time, Bill Moyers tells his viewers in a letter, "This time, it's the real deal." Here is an excerpt:

Dear Viewers:

The third and final year of Moyers & Company comes to an end on January 2 and I am writing to assure you that this time it's the real deal. You may recall that we had originally raised the funds in 2011 for a two-year series but when I announced last fall that the end was near, thousands of you wrote imploring us to reconsider. My long-time funders came forward with a renewed commitment to a third year of support. How could I say no?

But as the end of the third year approaches it's time finally to sign off.

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I do so as the luckiest fellow in broadcast journalism for having been a part of public television for over half of my 80 years. " See full letter: BillMoyers.com

Born in Oklahoma, Moyers began reporting for a local Texas newspaper at the age of 16. In 1956, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at UT in Austin, where he wrote for The Daily Texan. Moyers is also an ordained minister, and completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1959.

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