Media invited to lecture by renowned journalist Bill Moyers

By Jacob McConnico
March 14, 2006

Members of the media are invited to a free, public lecture by Bill Moyers, a broadcast journalist, former public official and Baptist minister, at 11 a.m. March 14 in Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel.

Moyers, who most recently served as anchor and managing editor of the PBS series "NOW with Bill Moyers," will deliver the address "A Time for Heresy" at the Wake Forest Divinity School's chapel service. During the service, Geneva Brown, a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, and Walter Harrelson, former dean at the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University divinity schools, will receive Distinguished Service Awards from the Divinity School.

Divinity School officials will also announce creation of the Bill & Judith Moyers Scholar Program during the chapel service. Moyers' wife, Judith, has been recognized for her work as an advocate for children by groups such as the Girl Scouts of America and the National Council of Churches.

Judith Moyers will lecture at 3 p.m. March 14 to students in the Wake Forest Divinity School course "God and the New York Times: Religion in Contemporary America."

Bill Moyers will participate in a question-and-answer session and a book signing at 4:30 p.m. March 14 in the Reynolda Hall Main Lounge.