Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers

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.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 2:15pm
There’s No Debate
Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election, although if we only had a magic reset button we could pretend this sorry spectacle never happened and start all over. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on...
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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:30am
We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People
Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good place to be a cub reporter -- small enough to navigate but big enough to keep me busy and learning something every day. I soon had a...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 2:30pm
It Is Time to Begin the Process of Rebuilding Our Middle-Class Economy
In The New York Times recently, the paper’s former Washington bureau chief, the veteran journalist Hedrick Smith, asked an important question: “ Can the States Save American Democracy? ” Smith, who traveled the country to write his latest book , Who Stole the American Dream? , also serves as the...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 6:15pm
At the Democratic Convention, Round One to the Progressives
Shoot if you must these old grey heads, but these two semi-qualified observers of the passing political scene watched Monday night’s proceedings at the Democratic National Convention and saw past the heckles and opprobrium of the leather-lunged few. Instead, we witnessed an evening of progressive...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:45pm
Donald Trump’s Dark and Scary Night
The GOP’s new big dog blew the whistle Thursday night for nearly an hour and a half and it was loud and shrill enough to reach the ears of every angry, resentful, disaffected white American. The tone was divisive, dark, dystopian and grim. Here was the alpha dog of the von Trump family, baying at a...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:15am
Today, John Lewis Stood Up for Human Dignity Once Again
On March 7, 1965, 25-year-old John Lewis, already a veteran of the Freedom Rides, Mississippi’s Freedom Summer and Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, walked ahead of 600 civil rights activists as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the first leg of what was meant...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:45pm
Trump, His Virus, and the Dark Age of Unreason
There’s a virus infecting our politics and right now it’s flourishing with a scarlet heat. It feeds on fear, paranoia and bigotry. All that was required for it to spread was a timely opportunity — and an opportunist with no scruples. There have been stretches of history when this virus lay dormant...
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:30am
Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late
Return with us now to the saga of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the soul of the Democratic Party. First, a quick recap: Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, also has been an advocate for the payday loan industry. The website Think Progress even described her as...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:30am
Democrats Can’t Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes!
To paraphrase the words of that Scottish master Robert Burns, the best laid plans of mice, men — and women — go often astray, or “gang aft agley,” as they say in the Highlands. No one knows this better than Hillary Rodham Clinton. Twice now, the flight of her presidential aspirations has been...
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
Time for These Two Democrats to Go
There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Their disappearance might also help Hillary Clinton convince skeptical Democrats that her nomination, if it happens, is about the future, and not about resurrecting and ratifying the worst...
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