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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Friday, May 22, 2009 - 9:57am
Rx and the Single Payer
In 2003, a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama told an AFL-CIO meeting, "I am a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program." Single payer. Universal. That's health coverage, like Medicare, but for everyone who wants it. Single payer eliminates insurance companies as pricey middlemen. The government pays care providers directly. It's a system that polls consistently have shown the American people favoring by as much as two-to-one.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 8:04am
Changing the Rules of the Blame Game
A cartoon in the Sunday comics shows that mustachioed fellow with monocle and top hat from the Monopoly game -- "Rich Uncle Pennybags," he used to be called -- standing along the roadside, destitute, holding a sign: "Will blame poor people for food."
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Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 3:47pm
It Was Oil, All Along
Oh, no, they told us, Iraq isn't a war about oil. That's cynical and simplistic, they said. It's about terror and al Qaeda and toppling a dictator and spreading democracy and protecting ourselves from weapons of mass destruction. But one by one, these concocted rationales went up in smoke, fire, and ashes. And now the bottom line turns out to be... the bottom line. It is about oil.
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Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:16pm
We Just Might Rekindle the Patriot's Dream
Bill Moyers delivered these remarks on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis, Minnesota. * * * Here we are again. And our numbers are growing.
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Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 1:57pm
Honoring Our Veterans
We honor our war dead this Memorial Day weekend. The greatest respect we could pay them would be to pledge no more wars for erroneous and misleading reasons; no more killing and wounding except for the defense of our country and our freedoms. We also could honor our dead by caring for the living, and do better at it than we are right now.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 6:08pm
Small Magazines, Big Ideas
It's time to send an SOS for the least among us--I mean small independent magazines. They are always struggling to survive while making a unique contribution to the conversation of democracy.
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Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 11:58am
A Time For Anger, A Call To Action
The following is a transcript of a speech given on February 7, 2007 at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
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Monday, February 12, 2007 - 10:46am
Discovering What Democracy Means
On February 7,2007 the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation presented Judith and Bill Moyers the first Frank E. Taplin, Jr. Public Intellectual Award for “extraordinary contributions to public cultural, civic and intellectual life.” Below is an excerpt from his remarks upon accepting the award.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 10:04am
Life on the Media Plantation
Delivered to the National Media Reform Conference Memphis, TN January 12, 2007 It has long been said (ostensibly by Benjamin Franklin, but we can’t be sure) that “democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” My fellow lambs:
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Friday, December 22, 2006 - 10:38am
A Parable For Our Times
The Christian story begins simply: A child is born. He grows up to be a teacher, sage, healer and prophet. He gains a large following. To many he is a divine savior; to the rich and powerful he is an enemy. They put him to death in brutal fashion, befitting his humble beginnings in peasant Galilee and his birth in a stall thick with the raw odor of animals.
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