Acorn to Distribute on DVD Bill Moyers’ Public Affairs28 Jun, 2010 By: Chris Tribbey
Programs from Bill Moyers’ production company Public Affairs Television will be released under Acorn Media U.S.’s Athena documentary label, thanks to a partnership announced June 28.
The first releases for DVD Nov. 9 are the 1996 Genesis: A Living Conversation, a 10-hour series produced with the idea of stimulating interfaith discussions on the origin of life, and Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, a 2006 series interviewing influential writers including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis.
“The Bill Moyers catalog offers a wealth of opportunities for us to expand our range of programming for the Athena line,” said Acorn president Mark Stevens. “Athena provides a consistent, educational, and entertaining experience for the lifelong learner, and we are delighted to work with Public Affairs Television to bring these important titles to the marketplace.”
Through 2013 Acorn will release at least 13 other Public Affairs programs, including In Search of the Constitution, A World of Ideas, Amazing Grace, The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith, Moyers on America, On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, God and Politics, and Becoming American: The Chinese Experience and The Language of Life.