Bill Moyers on a free and independent press, in a speech to the National Conference on Media Reform.
In that speech he said:
"...without a truly free and independent press, this 250-year-old experiment in self-government will not make it. I am no romantic about journalism. Some of my best friends are journalists. We are all fallen creatures, like everyone else. But I believe more fervently than ever that as journalism goes, so goes democracy."
We need more Bill Moyers: Five, six, a thousand more.