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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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 http://en.wi
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:10am
The Great American Class War
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Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 11:38am
Obamacare: The Right Wing’s Alamo
As Republican members of Congress demand apologies and administration officials dutifully offer up mea culpas for the botched Obamacare rollout, Bill wonders, wouldn’t it be fair to expect just a morsel of apology from the right as well?
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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 3:17pm
The Lies That Will Kill America
Here in Manhattan the other day, you couldn’t miss it — the big bold headline across the front page of the tabloid New York Post , screaming one of those sick, slick lies that are a trademark of Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing media empire. There was Uncle Sam, brandishing a revolver and wearing a burglar’s mask.
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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:09pm
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus – Campaign Cash
If you want to see how grossly money can distort democracy, just go to the state of Virginia, where there are no limits on how big a check can be written for statewide office.
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