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, February 16, 2012
Freedom of and From Religion
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Money Throws Democracy Overboard
Watching what’s happening to our democracy is like watching the cruise ship Costa Concordia founder and sink slowly into the sea off the coast of Italy, as the passengers, shorn of life vests, scramble for safety as best they can, while the captain trips and falls conveniently into a waiting life boat.
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Monday, February 06, 2012
Saul Alinsky, Who?
And now, a word about a good American being demonized, despite being long dead. Saul Alinsky is not around to defend himself, but that hasn’t kept Newt Gingrich from using his name to whip up the froth and frenzy of his followers, whose ignorance of the man is no deterrence to their eagerness, at Gingrich’s behest, to tar and feather him posthumously.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
The Party People of Wall Street
A week or so ago, we read in The New York Times about what in the Gilded Age of the Roman Empire was known as a bacchanal – a big blowout at which the imperial swells got together and whooped it up.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Washington-Wall Street Revolving Door Just Keeps Spinning Along
We’ve already made our choice for the best headline of the year, so far: "Citigroup Replaces JPMorgan as White House Chief of Staff."
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
America Wakes Up to the Reality: Inequality Matters
If you’re part of the one percent, even getting fired comes with a cushion made of eiderdown. GMI, a research company that gets paid to keep an eye on such things, just issued a study headlined, “ Twenty-One U.S. CEOs with Golden Parachutes of More than $100 Million .” That’s each.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Is This Land Made for You and Me?
Over the next few weeks, on the air and on our new website, BillMoyers.com , we’ll be talking a lot about “winner-take-all” politics and how economic inequality – the vast gap between the rich and everyone else– isn’t the result of market forces and Adam Smith’s “invisible hand.” It has been deliberately, politically engineered.
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Friday, November 04, 2011
How Wall Street Occupied America
This article is adapted from a speech Bill Moyers gave in October at Public Citizen’s fortieth-anniversary gala.  
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Friday, March 25, 2011
NPR Is Not Left Wing Opposite of Right Wing Media Machine
Like Jake LaMotta and his brother Joey in the bloody boxing classic Raging Bull, we are gluttons for punishment.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
NPR: The Saga Continues
There’s no more scrupulous or versatile broadcast journalist than NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling. He is one of those reporters who keeps his eye on the sparrow – that is, on small details from individual lives that add up to significant issues of public policy.
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