Bill Moyers (born 1934) was an intimate adviser to President Lyndon Johnson while the decision was made to commit U.S. forces to the Vietnam War ultimately resulting in the deaths of 58,282 U.S. troops and 2 million Vietnamese, and leaving hundreds of thousands of survivors permanently maimed or injured.
Moyers has remained employed for more than four decades by the public-sector funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an entity created during the Johnson administration by a Democratic controlled Congress. He is a liberal journalist and currently hosts PBS's show Bill Moyers' Journal, a forum for attack on Republicans and conservatism which espouses envy as a popular virtue. He became an ordained Baptist minister almost 50 years ago. Moyers has a lot of liberal political views, such as democratic socialism and support for gay rights.