Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, and author. Former 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 and a half 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. Follow him on Twitter: @BillMoyers

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"Public TV touts itself as an independent voice – prove it. Take the big step. If you're serious, as you have said, about offering coverage on as many platforms as possible, then make one of those platforms the regular PBS broadcast stations that our nation knows and even loves." Views
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Our Point Remains: PBS Should Broadcast Impeachment Hearings in Primetime
Okay, let’s be clear. The ad we took in this past Friday’s edition of The New York Times and an accompanying essay asked that PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, do the right thing for the American people, the people PBS was created to serve. Abandon your usual main schedule when the House...
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Richard Nixon announces his resignation from the White House, 9th August 1974. (Photo: Dirck Halstead/Liaison/via Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 08, 2019
A Message to PBS: Televise the Trump Impeachment Hearings for All to See
UPDATE: After it was reported Friday afternoon that PBS, in addition to its live coverage, will air upcoming Trump impeachment hearings across its digital platforms as well as re-airing them at prime time on its digital channel WORLD, carried by 157 public television stations (covering 64.4% of US...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
What If We Covered the Climate Emergency Like We Did World War II?
The following is an abridged version of remarks by TV newsman Bill Moyers, as prepared for delivery at the “ Covering Climate Now ” conference co-sponsored by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review on April 30. You can view the video version of the speech here . The “Covering Climate Now”...
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Friday, October 12, 2018
The Bold Bravery of 'Beautiful Country Burn Again'
If you only have time for one political book this season, I have just the one for you: Ben Fountain’s Beautiful Country Burn Again . It’s the boldest, bravest and most bracing book about politics that I have read this year. Fountain has a solid following for his fiction. Both his novel, Billy Lynn’...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Christmas Comes Early to Dixie
We spent Monday and Tuesday in “Dewey Defeats Truman” mode, fully preparing to write a piece on the election of Republican Roy Moore to the United States Senate. We had even dusted off a 1925 quote from the great H.L. Mencken during his coverage of the Scopes monkey trial in Tennessee in which he...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open Internet
Over at BillMoyers.com , The Moyers team has been in the fight for net neutrality from the very beginning. Our documentary Net at Risk was perhaps the first on television to alert the nation to the danger of a corporate takeover of the internet. When the mainstream media largely ignored the story,...
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Visitors listen to a "living history interpreter," in the old Jerusalem exhibit at the Museum of the Bible which opened to the public on Nov. 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 27, 2017
Once Again, the Right Hijacks That Old-Time Religion
In Babylon-on-the-Potomac recently, the brand new, $500 million Museum of the Bible had its grand opening. Donald Trump did not attend, perhaps fearing a fate like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when the remnants of the Ten Commandments are unsealed, holy mayhem ensues and miscreants melt like...
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Friday, November 24, 2017
The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here's How to Make Sense of It
Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with the Trump-Russia connection. It takes a timeline — a “map,” if you will, of where events and names and dates and deeds converge into a story that...
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Environmental activists in kayaks protest the arrival of the Polar Pioneer, an oil drilling rig owned by Shell Oil, in Seattle. The rig is part of a fleet that will lead a controversial oil-exploration effort off Alaska's North Slope. Views
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time Is Running Out for the Planet
BillMoyer.com editor's note: I wasn’t one of the 50,766 participants who finished the New York City Marathon last weekend. Instead, I spent the average marathon finish time of 4:39:07 to read a book — obviously a small book. In the interest of disclosure, I didn’t even start the race, but that’s...
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protester holds sign that say end colonialism in Puerto Rico Views
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico Prey
Puerto Rico is devastated. Two hurricanes plunged the island into darkness and despair. Crops perish in the fields. The landscape of ruined buildings and towns resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. Over three million people are desperate for food, water, electricity and...
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