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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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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Friday, September 17, 2004 - 11:27am
Journalism Under Fire
Address to the Society of Professional Journalists Saturday, September 11, 2004 New York City Thank you for inviting me to share this occasion with you. Three months from now I will be retiring from active journalism and I cannot imagine a better turn into the home stretch than this morning with you.
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Friday, July 23, 2004 - 11:02am
The Real Show
First, a confession: I haven't seen Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." It's not that I haven't wanted to; it's just that I have not been able to tear myself away from the real show-the political theatre playing out in full sight right before our eyes. Who needs a movie when you have the news? Michael Moore's weird alright, but not as weird as Michael Powell, our cartel-loving chairman of the Federal Communications Commission whose idea of the press seems to be channeling William Randolph Hearst.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 11:10am
This is the Fight of Our Lives
Keynote speech - Inequality Matters Forum New York University June 3, 2004 It is important from time to time to remember that some things are worth getting mad about.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:17am
The Media, Politics, and Censorship
The war in Iraq has become also a war of images. This week, we were troubled by pictures of tortured Iraqi prisoners. Last week, it was photographs of American soldiers who have given their lives there. On Friday a week ago on Nightline, Ted Koppel read the names of the dead and showed their photographs. But their faces and names were blacked out on ABC stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. Sinclair accused Koppel of "...doing nothing more than making a political statement."
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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 11:45am
This is Your Story - The Progressive Story of America. Pass It On.
Text of speech to the Take Back America conference sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future June 4, 2003 Washington, DC Thank you for this award and for this occasion. I don't deserve either, but as George Burns said, I have arthritis and I don't deserve that, either. Tomorrow is my 69th birthday and I cannot imagine a better present than this award or a better party than your company.
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Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:53am
Patriotism and the Flag
I put the flag in my lapel tonight. First time. Until now I haven't thought it necessary to display a little metallic icon of patriotism for everyone to see. It was enough to vote, pay my taxes, perform my civic duties, speak my mind, and do my best to raise our kids to be good Americans. Sometimes I would offer a small prayer of gratitude that I had been born in a country whose institutions sustained me, whose armed forces protected me, and whose ideals inspired me; I offered my heart's affections in return.
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