February 27, 2013 6:30 PM
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The compulsive need for alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs affects people of every class, race and profession. Few Americans have been spared its impact – either directly or through a friend, co-worker or loved one.
Join us for a conversation with veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, Judith Davidson Moyers and their son William C. Moyers that delves into what their lives were like and what they have learned and can share. Susan Cheever will moderate.
As the survivor of multiple relapses and near-fatal experiences with his addiction to alcohol and other drugs, William C. Moyers and his family know what it’s like to desperately need, but not know how to find, a good treatment program.
As Moyers was struggling, his parents were also battling to understand what was happening to their son and what to do about it. Thanks to a successful intervention, intensive inpatient treatment, and a rigorous Twelve Step program, Moyers has been clean and sober since 1994, and has devoted his life to guiding others in getting the help they need.
A book signing will follow the discussion.
A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations. In 2012, Moyers began his latest media venture with the launch of Moyers & Company on air and online at BillMoyers.com – providing “conversations on democracy” and explorations of contemporary culture, making sense of what matters to us all. For his work, Bill Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards.
William C. Moyers
William C. Moyers is the vice president of Public Affairs and Community Relations at Hazelden Foundation and author of the New York Times best–selling title Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Moyers is a regular spokesperson for the media and regularly appears on, Good Morning America. He has also been featured on Oprah, and multiple times on CBS News, CNN, Dr. Drew, WebMD, and the Huffington Post.
Judith Davidson Moyers
Judith Davidson Moyers is Executive Editor of Moyers & Company. President of Public Affairs Television (PAT) for 14 years, she is now the company’s CEO. During PAT’s tenure, Judith Davidson Moyers has been executive producer of such major documentaries as Earth on Edge, Trade Secrets, On Our Own Terms, Amazing Grace, The Arab World, Genesis, All Our Children, and Free Speech for Sale. A member of the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she has been awarded several Emmys, is the recipient of the DuPont Award, two Peabody Awards, and the Christopher Award.
Susan Cheever is the acclaimed author of several top-selling books including My Name is Bill, a biography of AA cofounder Bill Wilson and the daughter of the late writer John Cheever.
This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.
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