Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So my last claim to fame was that I got to interview electronic/pop musician Moby a couple weekends ago. I will be sure to post the video as soon as it is up online. He was a pretty interesting dude, we met him at his hotel and he had a lot of good things to say about social justice work, his life growing up, and the new president. The whole time, though, all I could think about was that scene of him in the big fur coat pimp outfit in that music video he did with Gwen Stefani.

Well, Moby is small beans compared with what I found in my inbox this morning from my editor, Rose. The message is replicated here:
Re: Bill Moyers mentions Sojourners magazine on his show Friday night

Thanks Bill Moyers for mentioning Sojourners magazine and “Between the Lines” on his show Friday night! (and total kudos to Jeannie for writing the quoted Stats section of BTL.)--Rose

January 23, 2009 Bill Moyers Journal

BILL MOYERS: We are empowered to think beyond ourselves, to imagine the more perfect union for which this compact was forged. But as Obama himself reminded us Tuesday, stubborn facts crouch just offstage, waiting to pounce. We return to a minefield of tripwires ready to ensnare our hopes and dreams. By chance, Tuesday evening I came upon some of those stubborn facts, in this issue of "Sojourners" magazine.

For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 adults in America is in jail or prison that's 2.3 million people. One reason? The leader of one organization working with prisoners' families told "Sojourners" that "The education system, particularly for inner-city youth where the bulk of our prisoners come from, is abysmal."

Well, check it out folks, because that's an article I wrote! SWEET! Furthermore, as he is saying this, the screen showed images from our cover, as well as the spread with Rose and my byline somewhat clearly shown. I didn't go into the field of print journalism for fame, but this sure is fun. Check out the clip here. (The mention is between 1:09 and 1:40)


  1. Bill Moyers is Graham's hero! ha! I'm forwarding this to him...

  2. you got all sides covered. LES pseudo hipsters and old white men tuned into PBS on friday night. kabooom