"As my grandchildren would say, I was blown away," Moyers wrote on his website. "We received thousands of well-written and heartfelt messages. The outpouring is unmistakably about the importance of public broadcasting and the value many people place on our mission to offer a place for sane, calm and civil consideration of what is going on in the world."
"Our funders also weighed in with an equally simple but passionate message: keep going," he added. "And they have backed those pleas with commitments of underwriting. So, I want to announce today that we indeed will continue with a half-hour weekly broadcast and multimedia offerings that will feature the trademark ideas, interviews and analysis that you have told us are important to you."
The current one-hour broadcast will cease January 3, and the new half-hour show will premiere on January 10.