Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers

Journalist Bill Moyers is the managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com. 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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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:30am
Congress’s Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast One on TPP
“With cat-like tread upon our foes we steal.” So boasted Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance as they decided to try a little burglary for a change. And “steal” is the appropriate word. It’s hardly a surprise that Republican congressional leaders and their cadre of Democratic allies spurred...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:15pm
Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Address
“Perfect! Perfect!” exclaimed a woman looking around at the Four Freedoms Park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island as a large crowd waited for Hillary Clinton to announce her presidential candidacy last weekend. And so it was. Secretary Clinton had chosen an ideal setting to link her destiny to the...
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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
Fast-Track Derails Democracy
Pro-democracy forces won a big victory Friday when they stalled the top-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement backed by the White House and the Republican leadership in Congress. But it’s only Round One. The unholy trio of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (who has vowed...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:45pm
Slam the Door on Fast-Track!
Finally! At last! Bipartisan collaboration in Washington – and what a beaut! President Obama, the Republican Party, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, K Street lobbyists and giant multinational companies are all singing “Kumbaya” and working together to shove through Congress the...
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 3:30pm
Turn Left on Main Street
Congressman John K. Delaney, what the hell are you talking about? In a recent Washington Post op-ed piece, headlined, “The last thing America needs? A left-wing version of the Tea Party,” the Democratic congressman from Maryland scolds progressives and expresses his worry “about where some of the...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:15pm
'The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy'
The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism . The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing me to share this evening with you. I’m delighted to meet these...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:45am
Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks
Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson. The gambling tycoon is the Godfather of the Republican Right. The party’s presidential hopefuls line up to kiss his...
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Friday, February 6, 2015 - 5:30am
The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away
They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death. After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I couldn’t sleep. My mind kept...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Republicans and Wall Street Say to Hell With Protecting the Public!
Since December, Congress has twice passed measures to weaken regulations in the Dodd-Frank financial law that are intended to reduce the risk of another financial meltdown. In the last election cycle, Wall Street banks and financial interests spent over $1.2 billion on lobbying and campaign...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
Dividing the Spoils
We’ve been watching Congress since the mid-term elections and reading Zephyr Teachout’s terrific history book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United . That snuff box was a gift from King Louis XVI of France. His Majesty was a good friend of the American...
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