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 26, 2012 - 1:32pm
The Ghost of Joe McCarthy Slithers Again
We’ve talked at times about George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 , and the amnesia that sets in when we flush events down the memory hole, leaving us at the mercy of only what we know today. Sometimes, though, the past comes back to haunt, like a ghost.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:30am
I’m Big Bird and I Don’t Approve This Message
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how the media giants who own your local commercial television and radio stations have been striking like startled rattlesnakes at an FCC proposal that would shed a light on who’s buying our elections.
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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 2:02am
The Rich Are Different from You and Me – They Pay Less Taxes
Benjamin Franklin, who used his many talents to become a wealthy man, famously said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. But if you’re a corporate CEO in America today, even they can be put on the back burner – death held at bay by the best medical care money can buy and the latest in surgical and life extension techniques, taxes conveniently shunted aside courtesy of loopholes, overseas investment and governments that conveniently look the other way.
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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 1:16am
The Best Congress the Banks’ Money Can Buy
Here we go again. Another round of the game we call Congressional Creep. After months of haggling and debate, Congress finally passes reform legislation to fix a serious rupture in the body politic, and the President signs it into law. But the fight’s just begun, because the special interests immediately set out to win back what they lost when the reform became law.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:49am
Let’s Stop Big Media’s (B)AD Behavior
Over the years we’ve been reporting on how power is monopolized by the powerful. How corporate lobbyists, for example, far outnumber members of Congress.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 7:21am
To PBS, with (Tough) Love
Neither of us is old enough to have been fooled by the Trojan Horse ( see Wikipedia ).
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:45pm
The Enemies of Campaign Ad Transparency
Sometimes in a dumbfounded moment the only response to the news is to rub your eyes in disbelief. Both of mine are quite irritated today at the audacity of corporate broadcasters as reported in a story online at The Washington Post .
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Monday, February 27, 2012 - 1:15pm
Contagion and the Conflict Between Religious Beliefs and Immunization
Steven Soderbergh's recent film Contagion is the most plausible experience of a global pandemic plague you're likely to see until the real thing strikes. Stark, beautiful in its own terrifying way, and all too believable, the story tracks the swift progress of a deadly airborne virus... from Hong Kong to Minneapolis... Tokyo to London... from a handful of peanuts to a credit card to the cough of strangers on a subway. Rarely does a film issue such an inescapable invitation to think, "It could happen. That could be us.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 1:36pm
Freedom of and From Religion
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:37am
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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