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Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell on Star Wars’ Mythological Influences

Friday, 02 March 2012 05:49 By Bill Moyers, Truthout | Video

Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell on Star Wars from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

As public television stations around the country rebroadcast The Power of Myth — Bill Moyers’ groundbreaking conversations with mythologist Joseph Campbell — Moyers shares this compelling clip which draws parallels between Star Wars and mythological themes of heroism, spiritual adventure, and the actions of man. Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.

Bill Moyers

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, at the age of 77, Moyers begins his latest media venture with the launch of "Moyers & Company." With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Bill Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as "NOW with Bill Moyers" (2002-2005) and "Bill Moyers Journal" (2007-2010). 

For his work, Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. Moyers' most recent book, "Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues," was published in May 2011. He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism.


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Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell on Star Wars’ Mythological Influences

Friday, 02 March 2012 05:49 By Bill Moyers, Truthout | Video

Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell on Star Wars from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

As public television stations around the country rebroadcast The Power of Myth — Bill Moyers’ groundbreaking conversations with mythologist Joseph Campbell — Moyers shares this compelling clip which draws parallels between Star Wars and mythological themes of heroism, spiritual adventure, and the actions of man. Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.

Bill Moyers

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, at the age of 77, Moyers begins his latest media venture with the launch of "Moyers & Company." With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Bill Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as "NOW with Bill Moyers" (2002-2005) and "Bill Moyers Journal" (2007-2010). 

For his work, Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. Moyers' most recent book, "Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues," was published in May 2011. He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism.


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