The title of this post comes from here. I remembered it because once again I am here on a Friday night, watching Bill Moyers with my parents.
Moyers has an excellent show this week (I'm sure it will be archived within a few days and you can watch it on the website) with guests Patricia Williams (of "Diary of a Mad Law Professor" fame) and Eric Foner (author of a noted book on Reconstruction --which I gather not everyone in the field likes-- and a new book on Lincoln). Interesting interview with Foner here. Announcement of Williams's MacArthur Fellowship here.
I am in the Boston area for the weekend to celebrate my father's 90th birthday (tomorrow - he is thus one day younger than Billy Graham) and the big news, besides the birthday, is that my mother now has wireless and I can blog from my parents' living room. Oh dear. (But my time belongs to my parents while I am here, so I suspect this will be it for blogging.)
Moyers also interviewed Kevin Phillips, whom I had never heard before.
He also paid tribute to Studs Terkel and John Leonard, both of whom died in the last week.
Watch those Moyers interviews. Really.