Door County Activity – UUFDC Shows Documentary that Examines Media

Media Reform, will be shown November 18 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) in Ephraim. This documentary feature film includes highlights from the 2008 National Media Conference, wherein legendary journalist Bill Moyers denounced big media corporations in a fiery speech that opened the event. Moyers details how the independent press is under sustained attack, by a few corporations conspiring with political leaders to create an Orwellian world “in which language conceals reality and the pursuit of personal gain and partisan power are wrapped in rhetoric that turns truth to lies and lies to truth.” Moyers calls for media reform stating “Democracy only works when ordinary people claim it as their own.”

Bill Moyers is host of the weekly PBS program Bill Moyers Journal. Moyers was one of the founding organizers of the Peace Corps, press secretary for President Lyndon Johnson, a publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent for CBS News and a producer of many groundbreaking series on public television. He won more than 30 Emmy Awards and is the author of four bestselling books. His latest, just published, is titled Moyers on Democracy.

Other highlighted speakers include Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now; Helen Thomas, veteran White House Correspondent; and Geena Davis, actress and activist. The aim of this event is to move media issues to the forefront of public discourse in the United States.

Sicko by Michael Moore will be shown December 16 at 7 pm. All screenings are free. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy 42, Ephraim. For more information visit