As the survivor of multiple relapses and near-fatal experiences with his addiction to alcohol and other drugs, William C. Moyers and his family knows what it’s like to desperately need a good treatment program.
Join veteran broadcaster Bill Moyers, TV producer Judith Moyers and their son William C. Moyers, author of the new book Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery as they discuss their own experiences with addiction, the treatment process and beyond. Now What? is William Moyers's answer to the thousands of people he has met through his work for the Hazelden Foundation who are in need of some kind of "road map" for getting into recovery and for eventually learning how to live fulfilling, sober lives.
William C. Moyers will be selling and signing copies of Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery and A New Day, A New Life: A Guided Journal following the event.
William C. Moyers, executive director of Hazelden's Center for Public Advocacy, "carries the message" about addiction and recovery into the public arena, especially to policy makers and civic groups across America. He uses his own personal experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery. In 1998 his efforts were honored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), which awarded him and his family its highest achievement award the Gold Key. He and his parents, Bill and Judith Moyers, also received the Arthur Liman Public Interest Award from the Legal Action Center. This award salutes families and individuals whose work has advanced public understanding of public policy issues related to addiction. Before first joining Hazelden in 1996, Moyers was an award-winning journalist for 15 years. He has worked at CNN, Newsday and various other newspapers around the country. In 1981, Moyers received his BA degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is the author of the bestselling memoir, Broken, and a new journal and DVD set designed specifically for those in early recovery, A New Day, A New Life. Moyers has appeared on "Larry King Live" (CNN), "The Today Show" (NBC) and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." His work has been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and Newsweek magazine.
Bill Moyers, a broadcast journalist for more than four decades, has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times, one that resonates with multiple generations. In January 2012, at the age of 77, Moyers began his latest media venture with the launch of "Moyers & Company" on air and online at BillMoyers.com—providing “conversations on democracy” and explorations of contemporary culture, making sense of what matters to us all. For his work, Bill Moyers has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys and three George Polk Awards. In the first year it was bestowed, Moyers received the prestigious Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he also received the Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association and has been honored by the Television Critics Association for outstanding career achievement.
Judith Davidson Moyers is president of Public Affairs Television, Inc. (PAT), an independent production company in which she collaborates with her husband, journalist Bill Moyers. Moyers' PAT has produced more than 300 hours of television for PBS and has won every major broadcast journalism award, including 30 Emmys. Ms. Moyers has also been executive producer of numerous major documentaries. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Susan Cheever is the acclaimed author of several top-selling books including My Name is Bill, a biography of AA cofounder Bill Wilson and the daughter of the late writer John Cheever.