Bill Moyers

Journalist Bill Moyers is the host of the new show Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America’s strongest thinkers.. His previous shows on PBS included NOW with Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal. Over the past three decades he has become an icon of American journalism and is the author of many books, including Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, Moyers on Democracy, and Bill Moyers: On Faith & Reason. He was one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, a special assistant for Lyndon B. Johnson, a publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent for CBS News and a producer of many groundbreaking series on public television. He is the winner of more than 30 Emmys, nine Peabodys, three George Polk awards and is the author of three best-selling books.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:45am
Don’t Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit.
Our country’s oldest and longest struggle has been to enlarge democracy by making it possible for more and more people to be treated equally at the polls. The right to participate in choosing our representatives – to vote — is the very right that inflamed the American colonies and marched us toward...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:45am
Climate Change You Can Believe In
Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global summit on climate converge here in New York City, the nation and world are experiencing weather of an intensity that should rattle the stubborn false convictions of even the most fervent climate change denier. The pain is only...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:15pm
Politicians Show Their Gratitude Where It Count$
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart, a poet wrote, and as this year’s summer winds toward its end and elections approach, gratitude is indeed what our politicians have flowing from that space where their hearts should be. As the world burns, our political class whoops it up with the...
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Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797). Views
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 11:15am
Celebrate the Revolution — And Keep It Going
The Glorious Fourth is a day to let ‘er rip, be as red-white-and-blue as you like, hang out the flag, join the parade, keep an eye on the sky where those fireworks are bursting in air. Start early: pop a Sousa into the sound system, turn up the volume (not too loudly out of respect for the...
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Col. T.E. Lawrence, shown Oct. 3, 1928. (AP Photo) Views
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:15pm
What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defended the agency's net neutrality plan. (AFP-Getty Images / April 30, 2014) Views
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:15pm
How to Keep the Internet Open and Free
Barack Obama told us there would be no compromise on Net neutrality. We heard him say it back in 2007, when he first was running for president.
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JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House in Washington in 2009 following a meeting between chief executives and President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Views
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:15am
Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent
The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “ Working for the Few ,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.” Our now infamous one...
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Friday, January 31, 2014 - 8:04am
Advice to Billionaire Perkins: Time to Shut Up!
There’s a rule of thumb in cyberspace etiquette known as Godwin’s Law, named after Mike Godwin, the Internet lawyer and activist who first came up with it. A variation of that law boils down to this: He who first compares the other side to Nazis loses, and the conversation is at an end.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:39am
Gunpowder and Blood on Their Cold, Dead Hands
This grim anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., killings, with 28 dead, reminded us of that moment back in 2000 when Charlton Heston made his
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:10am
The Great American Class War
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