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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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:10pm
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 - 9:28am
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 4, 2011 - 7:19am
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 - 4:15pm
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 - 1:39am
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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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 11:19am
In Defense of NPR
Come on now: Let’s take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its long-time nemesis -- the right-wing machine that would thrill if our sole sources of information were Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and ads paid for by the Koch Brothers -- it walks into a trap perpetrated by one of the sleaziest operatives ever to climb out of a sewer.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 11:08am
Bill Moyers: Is This a Private Fight or Can Anyone Get In It?
Bill Moyers was the keynote speaker at the History Makers 2011 convention on January 27, 2011, in New York City. The year 2011 will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and of course the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. History Makers 2011 will anticipate these monumental anniversaries and bring together the World’s best program makers to give you their take on the significance of these events.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 8:37am
Shades of Howard Zinn: It's Okay If It's Impossible
The following remarks were prepared for delivery on October 29, 2010 as part of the Howard Zinn Lecture Series at Boston University:
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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 8:13am
Crocodile Tears on Wall Street
With all due respect, we can only wish those Tea Party activists who gathered in Washington and other cities this week weren't so single-minded about just who's responsible for all their troubles, real and imagined. They're up in arms, so to speak, against Big Government, especially the Obama administration. If they thought this through, they'd be joining forces with other grassroots Americans who in the coming weeks will be demonstrating in Washington and other cities against High Finance, taking on Wall Street and the country's biggest banks.
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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 8:59am
Dr. King's Economic Dream Deferred
Forty-two years ago, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. To those of us who were alive then, the images are etched in painful memory: One day, Dr. King is standing with colleagues, including Ralph Abernathy and Jesse Jackson, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel; the next, he's lying there mortally wounded, his aides pointing in the direction of the rifle shot.
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