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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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:45am
Republicans, Where’s the Backbone?
Congressional Republicans, we watched you at the White House Thursday. Just before Donald Trump’s rambling, manic, often snarky press conference — delivered more in the manner of a churlish insult comic than leader of the free world — the president met with a group of you, a self-titled “Trump...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 8:45am
We Must Know the Truth
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there MUST be an investigation by an independent, bipartisan commission of Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates and that nation’s interference in our elections. Emphasize independent and bipartisan. That commission must have full subpoena...
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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:30am
I Thought CNN Was Taking a Courageous Stand Against White House lies. I Was Mistaken.
Well, I certainly got that one wrong. Based on news reports, and after two phone calls to check them out, on Tuesday I wrote a column saluting Jake Tapper and CNN for saying, “No!” to Kellyanne Conway when the White House offered her up as a guest for Tapper’s Sunday program. Except for Fox and...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
Worse Than We Imagined: Trump’s Mission Creep Takes Giant Leap Forward
The smell of a coup hung over the White House this past weekend, like the odor of gunpowder after fireworks on the Fourth of July. In these first few days of the Trump administration we have witnessed a series of executive orders and other pronouncements that fly in the face of the republic’s most...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 4:30pm
Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great — For Polluters
In this exclusive web essay, Bill Moyers takes on President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a track record of putting the business interests of the energy sector before the environmental and health interests of the public. He...
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Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 12:15pm
Donald Trump’s Demolition Derby
We’re a week into the Trump administration and it’s pretty obvious what he’s up to. First, Donald Trump is running a demolition derby: He wants to demolish everything he doesn’t like, and he doesn’t like a lot, especially when it comes to government. Like one of those demolition drivers on a...
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President Donald Trump gestures after delivering his inaugural address on the West Front of the US Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Views
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00am
At Trump Inauguration, His Hollow Rhetoric Collides with Reality
Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the Inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting something outrageous we were told by his acolytes that we should ignore his words and instead pay attention to his deeds. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s Queen of Bull, who...
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Michelle and Barack Obama pose for photos with Melania and Donald Trump before the inauguration. Views
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:45am
Lest We Forget
In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the Birther lie. Nell Painter , historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad , professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard...
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:30am
We Cannot Wait for History to Judge. We Need the Truth About Trump and Russia Now.
Over the holidays, John Farrell, author of an upcoming biography of Richard Nixon, wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times confirming what many of us have known for nearly 50 years: In the fall of 1968, Nixon, the Republican candidate for president, deliberately torpedoed President Lyndon...
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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:30am
John Lewis Is a True American Profile in Courage
High from his gilded throne room in midtown Manhattan — like Zeus from Mt. Olympus — Donald Trump has been hurling tweeted spitballs at Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. He’s a man of “ no action ,” typed Trump with his tiny (manicured) fingers, of one of America’s true heroes of the modern age — a man...
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