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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Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 11:13am
A Culture of Corruption: Let's Save Our Democracy by Getting Money Out of Politics
Money is choking our democracy to death. Our elections are bought out from under us and our public officials are doing the bidding of mercenaries. So powerful is the hold of wealth on politics that we cannot say America is working for all Americans. The majority may support such broad social goals as affordable medical coverage for all, decent wages for working people, safe working conditions, a secure retirement, and clean air and water, but there is no government "of, by, and for the people" to deliver on those aspirations.
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Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 10:22am
Setting The Record Straight
Remarks prepared for the recent 50th anniversary of The Texas Observer, an independent newspaper in Austin, Texas.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 11:32am
Finding Justice In Charity
This piece is adapted from a speech Moyers presented to a wealth and giving forum on Oct. 24, 2005. Moyers also serves as president of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy. I was pleased to be asked to join you today. I take hope from the presence in one room of so many people who are committed to using their means to make it possible for so many other people to do good things.
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Friday, October 7, 2005 - 11:05am
A Question for Journalists: How Do We Cover Penguins and the Politics of Denial?
Keynote Speech to the Society of Environmental Journalists Convention Austin, Texas - October 1, 2005 Thank you for inviting me here today and for counting me as a colleague.
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Friday, September 9, 2005 - 11:10am
9/11 And The Sport of God
This article is adapted from Bill Moyer's address this week at Union Theological Seminary in New York, where Judith and Bill Moyers received the seminary's highest award, the Union Medal, for their contributions to faith and reason in America. At the Central Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas, where I was baptized in the faith, we believed in a free church in a free state. I still do.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 11:32am
A Moral Transaction
I must be the luckiest man in television for having been a part of the public broadcasting community for over half my life. I was present at the creation. As a 30-year-old White House policy assistant in 1964, I attended the first meeting at the Office of Education to discuss the potential of “educational television,” which in turn led to the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. When I left the White House that year to become publisher of Newsday, I did fund-raising chores for Channel Thirteen in New York and appeared on its local newscasts.
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Monday, June 6, 2005 - 11:05am
'Writing the History of the Revolution is Now Up to You'
This is the prepared text of the speech Bill Moyers gave at Take Back America: The Conference for America's Future, sponsored by the Institute for America's Future, in Washington on Friday, June 3, 2005. It's good to be with you again. Your passion for democracy is inspiring and your enthusiasm contagious. I can't imagine a more exuberant gathering today except possibly at the K Street branch of the Masters of the Universe where they are celebrating their coup at the Securities and Exchange Commission
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Monday, May 16, 2005 - 11:03am
Take Public Broadcasting Back
Closing address National Conference on Media Reform St. Louis, Missouri May 15, 2005 I can’t imagine better company on this beautiful Sunday morning in St. Louis. You’re church for me today, and there’s no congregation in the country where I would be more likely to find more kindred souls than are gathered here.
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Monday, December 6, 2004 - 10:42am
On Receiving Harvard Medical School's Global Environment Citizen Award
On Wednesday, December 1, 2004, the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School presented its fourth annual Global Environment Citizen Award to Bill Moyers.
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Friday, October 15, 2004 - 11:08am
A Little Patriotic Sacrifice
There are moments when you see suddenly crystallized in a particular event, a threat to democracy as ominous as the smoke rising from Mt. St. Helens.
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