Saturday, June 07, 2008

Watch Bill Moyers Speech from Minneapolis

2008 Nat'l Conference for Media Reform
Legendary journalist Bill Moyers electrified an audience of more than 3,500 in Minneapolis this morning calling the media reform movement "the most significant citizens' movement to emerge in this new century."
Watch Moyers' speech now:
Moyers said that the work of activists like you has "challenged the stranglehold of mega-media corporations over our press" and fostered "alternative and independent sources of news and information that people can trust."
"You're not alone, and you know what we need to know," he told the audience. "So it's up to you to tell the truth about this country we love. ... It's up to you to remind us that democracy only works when ordinary people claim it as their own."
Moyers was speaking during the second day of the National Conference for Media Reform, an event that has gathered thousands of people dedicated to making our media system more democratic, diverse and accountable.
You can follow breaking events from the conference and watch speeches from such luminaries as Larry Lessig, Representative Keith Ellison and activist Adrienne Maree Brown by visiting www.freepress. net/conference/ video. Stay tuned to the Web site for upcoming speeches by Dan Rather, Arianna Huffington and Van Jones.
The Web site also features full audio clips from the more than 60 panels and live blogging (sign up to post your own blog and comment on others).

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