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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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:15am
A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail
Mary Anne Grady Flores is in jail today and American citizens everywhere can surely breathe a sigh of relief that we are safe from her criminal behavior at least for the next six months. That’s the length of the sentence this 59-year-old peace activist in upstate New York began on Tuesday — one day...
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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:15am
Tell the Truth about Bernie’s Health Care Stand
The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake. They sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea out on behalf of her mother to bash Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care. What’s so wrong with that? Don’t all candidates use family surrogates when and where they can? The Kennedys...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!
Dear Readers: In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts of the human kind: wartime opportunists, lobbyists, lawyers, ex-members of Congress, bagmen for big donors: all of them determined to grab what they could for...
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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 9:30am
Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits
Television news has gone off its rocker and turned our politics into the equivalent of a freak show’s hall of mirrors. The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns. Each pronouncement from the Sultan...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 4:15pm
This Ominous Omnibus Bill Is a Holiday Giveaway to the Wealthy
There is an unwritten rule in Congress that before you do even a little for the working class you must do a lot for the donor class. So while the $1.1 trillion — yes, that’s a “t” — budget bill now winding its way to passage contains some tax breaks for low-income workers, in reality, it’s a...
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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 2:45pm
The GOP on the Eve of Destruction
For reasons hard to fathom, the Republicans seem to have made up their minds: they will divide, degrade and secede from the Union. Turn on your TV or computer, pick up a paper or magazine and you can see and hear them baying at the moon. They will do so with bullying, lies and manipulation, a...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 4:45pm
The Paradox of Paul Ryan: Why the Tea Party’s Right to be Wary
Only in a world where Cosmopolitan magazine can declare the Kardashians “America’s First Family” and the multi-billionaire loose cannon Donald Trump is perceived by millions as the potential steward of our nuclear arsenal could about-to-be Speaker of the House Paul Ryan be savaged as insufficiently...
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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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