On the Record Program Archive
Bill Moyers On the Record
Born in Hugo, Bill Moyers spent his first three years in Oklahoma and maintained close ties to the state even after his family moved south of the Red River to Marshall, Texas. With degrees in journalism and divinity, the ordained Baptist minister served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, Press Secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, and publisher of Newsday before beginning his broadcast career in 1971.
Now, 40 years and more than 30 Emmy Awards later, Moyers returns to Oklahoma to talk about the media and the journalism profession in a one-on-one interview with Dick Pryor. Bill Moyers On the Record debuts on Thursday, January 5 at 9pm on OETA.
During his broadcast journalism career Moyers has served as chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; host of Bill Moyers Journal and Now with Bill Moyers; and host of acclaimed programs including The Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, Healing and the Mind, and Amazing Grace.
Bill Moyers On the Record is the latest in a series of award-winning OETA original productions featuring interviews with influential American journalists.
Bill Moyers returns to public television with a new weekly program, Moyers & Company, which will be seen Saturdays at 5:00 pm on OETA beginning January 14, 2012.
Ponca City native and University of Oklahoma graduate Mike Boettcher has spent more than thirty years as a news correspondent for CNN, ABC and NBC. During that time he has reported on some of the biggest stories in the world, winning national Emmy and Peabody Awards.
After returning from covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Boettcher taught journalism students at his alma mater as a visiting professor. He also discussed his career in journalism with Dick Pryor for the OETA production, "Mike Boettcher On the Record."
Boettcher talks about his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the early days of Cable News Network and his life as an international reporter in "Mike Boettcher: On the Record." You can view that program on this website.
Boettcher is currently on a year-long reporting assignment with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan.
In a broadcast news career spanning four decades, Marvin Kalb has distinguished himself as one of the leading journalists in America. Hired at CBS News by the legendary Edward R. Murrow, Kalb has served as chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS News and NBC News and as moderator of Meet the Press. For the past 16 years he has hosted The Kalb Report, which is distributed by OETA and American Public Television.
In an intimate discussion with host Dick Pryor, Kalb discussed challenges of modern journalism, the future of newspapers, the rise of opinion programs, Edward R. Murrow and The Kalb Report.
In November 2008, NewsHour's Executive Editor and Anchor Jim Lehrer became the first recipient of the prestigious Gaylord Prize for journalism excellence, presented by the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College. While Lehrer was in Oklahoma, OETA's Dick Pryor visited with him about Lehrer's Oklahoma connections, the 2008 presidential campaign, the importance of public broadcasting and the future of journalism.
With a journalism career spanning five decades, Jim Lehrer has become one of the most recognizable and most trusted journalists in America. The program maintains an unrivaled standard of excellence and fairness, and Lehrer has been chosen to moderate presidential and vice-presidential debates for the past six elections.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1934, Jim Lehrer received an A.A. degree from Victoria College and a B.J. in 1956 from the University of Missouri before joining the Marine Corps. From 1959 to 1966, he was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and then the Dallas Times-Herald. He was also a political columnist at the Times-Herald for several years and in 1968 became the city editor.Lehrer's newspaper career led him to public television, first in Dallas, as KERA-TV's executive director of public affairs, on-air host and editor of a nightly news program. He subsequently moved to Washington, DC, to serve as the public affairs coordinator for PBS, and was also a member of PBS's Journalism Advisory Board and a fellow at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Lehrer went on to join the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) as a correspondent.