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Series
Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason
Episode Number
101
Episode
Salman Rushdie
Contributing Organization
Public Affairs Television & Doctoroff Media Group (New York, New York)
AAPB ID
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Episode Description
Bill talks to the writer Salman Rushdie about the politicization of religion and its implications for artists. In 2007 Rushdie received knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. His novel, MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, was named the Best of the Booker – the best winner in the award’s 40-year history – by a public vote. Rushdie is most known for his 1988 novel THE SATANIC VERSES which led to the powerful Ayatollah Khomeini, the supreme leader of Iran, to issue a fatwa, calling on Muslims world-wide to kill the apostate Rushdie wherever they found him. Now that Rushdie has emerged from hiding, he has headed PEN — the organization of poets, essayists and novelists that works world-wide for freedom of speech and conscience. Rushdie says to Moyers, "I would argue that our sense of good and evil, our sense of right and wrong, our moral sense precedes religion."
Series Description
BILL MOYERS ON FAITH AND REASON features provocative conversations with unique voices drawn from the 2006 PEN World Voices Festival on Faith and Reason in New York: Margaret Atwood, Mary Gordon, Richard Rodriguez, Salman Rushdie, Sir John Houghton and others. Moyers takes viewers on a rare journey deep into these writers’ work and their own experience to plumb new ways of thinking about the role of religion in shaping our world. Reverent, irreverent, thoughtful and often humorous, these authors deliver fresh perspectives that tap into an undercurrent in the national discussion and will resonate with the religious, the non-religious, and those in between.
Broadcast Date
2006-06-07
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Rights
Copyright Holder: Doctoroff Media Group LLC
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:57:00.951
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Credits
: Meerow, Jennifer
: Wharton, Rebecca
Associate Producer: Allen, Reniqua
Director: Ganguzza, Mark
Editor: Erskine, Lewis
Editor: Fredericks, Andrew
Editor: Moyers, Judith Davidson
Executive Producer: Doctoroff O'Neill, Judy
Executive Producer: Firestone, Felice
Producer: Roy, Sally
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Public Affairs Television & Doctoroff Media Group
Identifier: cpb-aacip-1d2da69e8dd (Filename)
Format: LTO-5
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Citations
Chicago: “Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason; 101; Salman Rushdie,” 2006-06-07, Public Affairs Television & Doctoroff Media Group, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 26, 2024, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-9fec897935a.
MLA: “Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason; 101; Salman Rushdie.” 2006-06-07. Public Affairs Television & Doctoroff Media Group, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. May 26, 2024. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-9fec897935a>.
APA: Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason; 101; Salman Rushdie. Boston, MA: Public Affairs Television & Doctoroff Media Group, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-9fec897935a
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