08/23/2011 08:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bill Moyers Returns To Public Television In New Show

NEW YORK — Journalist Bill Moyers retired from weekly TV a year ago but now says he plans to return.

He said Monday he'll be back in January with an hourlong interview show called "Moyers & Company."

He says the new weekly show will not be carried by PBS, the home for much of his past programming. It will be distributed to public TV stations by American Public Television.

He recently hosted PBS' "Bill Moyers Journal." That concluded in April 2010.

The 77-year-old Moyers said his upcoming show will feature interviews with diverse voices and the goal of contributing "to the conversation of democracy."

Moyers once worked in the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. He was also a commentator for CBS News and NBC News.