Judith Davidson Moyers, President of Public Affairs Television

Judith Davidson Moyers was president of Public Affairs Television (PAT) for 14 years and retired as the company’s CEO in 2015. During PAT’s tenure, Moyers was executive producer of such major documentaries as Earth on Edge, Trade Secrets, On Our Own Terms, Amazing Grace, The Arab World, Genesis, All Our Children, and Free Speech for Sale. A member of the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she has been awarded several Emmys, is the recipient of the DuPont Award, two Peabody Awards and the Christopher Award. Other television credits include the award-winning series A Walk Through the Twentieth Century and Creativity, both produced for CBS Cable and PBS.


In addition to serving on several corporate boards for more than 20 years, Judith Davidson Moyers was a trustee of the State University of New York and vice chair for 13 years. She served as a director of the Research Foundation of New York State and the Rockefeller Institute of Government and as a member of the New York State Judicial Selection Commission. She has served as a US commissioner to UNESCO, on the White House Commission on Children and was a member of the National Governors Association Task Force on Education and Economic Development.


Moyers has been recognized for her work as an advocate for children by the Girl  Scouts of America, The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Christophers and the National Council of Churches. Her reputation as a group catalyst and moderator has brought many invitations to lead seminars for the Women’s Political Caucus, the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association and the Aspen Institute’s Executive Seminars, for which she was the first female moderator. In 2000, she was awarded the Aspen Institute Public Sector Award. In 2001 she received the Global Green Media Award for bringing key environmental issues to a wide audience,and in 2002 she received he Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Award. The Committee of 100 awarded her their Headliner Award in 2003 and in 2010 the Legacy Award was given by the Chinese in America Museum.


Born in Dallas, she is a graduate of the University of Texas earning a Bachelor of Science,summa cum laude, and holds several honorary degrees. She and Bill Moyers have been married for more than 60 years and have three children and five grandchildren.