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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Amy Coney Barrett (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, listens as Trump speaks during an announcement ceremony at the White House on September 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 09, 2020
Will Amy Coney Barrett Stand by Her Man? He's Betting a Second Term On It
Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. Lisa Graves returns to discuss President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. A trained lawyer, Ms. Graves is one of the nation’s foremost experts on judicial appointments. She served as chief counsel...
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The Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Bull Run, Va. July 21st 1861, Currier and Ives. (Drawing: Library of Congress) Views
Monday, August 03, 2020
Oligarchy and Democracy From the Civil War to the Present
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. If you want to understand this moment in American politics, here’s a suggestion for you: It’s the must-read book of the year — HOW THE SOUTH WON THE CIVIL WAR, by the historian Heather Cox Richardson. Yes, the Civil War brought an end to the slave order of...
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People pray together during a Juneteenth event Organized by the One Race Movement at Centennial Olympic Park on June 19, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when a Union general read orders in Galveston, Texas stating all enslaved people in Texas were free according to federal law. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 19, 2020
From George Floyd to Juneteenth, America's Other Independence Day
In the following interview, veteran journalist Bill Moyers talks with Rev. James Forbes, a passionate advocate of celebrating Friday, June 19 as Juneteenth—the day in 1865 when the last of America’s slaves learned they were free. Because many states had refused to end slavery when President Lincoln...
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Saturday, June 06, 2020
We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: It's Happening Before Our Very Eyes
At 98, historian Bernard Weisberger has seen it all. Born in 1922, he grew up watching newsreels of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as they rose to power in Europe. He vividly remembers Mussolini posturing to crowds from his balcony in Rome, chin outthrust, right arm extended. Nor has he...
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An election official checks in a resident at a drive-up polling place set up outside of Roosevelt Elementary School on April 7, 2020 in Racine, Wisconsin. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 10, 2020
Republicans Admit They Lose When Elections are Fair and Free
Bill Moyers’ guest in this episode is the journalist David Daley. His best-selling first book, RATF**KED-WHY YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT showed how Republicans used gerrymandering to lock up control of many state and local government for years, possibly decades – and remains their strategy. In his most...
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President Donald Trump hands out pens to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) after signing the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 03, 2020
"There's Going to Be Scandal Involved in This Bailout. It Is Unquestionable'
Announcer: How do you prevent two trillion dollars from being contaminated by corruption ? You ask a man who can’t be corrupted – a straight arrow who has already stood up to some of the most powerful people on Wall Street and in Washington. His name is Neil Barofsky, and he’s Bill Moyers guest on...
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh pictured with President Donald Trump at the White House. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 23, 2020
There Goes the Rule of Law
Dahlia Lithwick: More and more, we’re seeing the court rubber stamping the Trump agenda and when the courts have become corrupted, I think it’s incumbent on people to say, “This court is not recognizable to me. It’s not doing anything that looks like justice.” Dahlia Lithwick is a Supreme Court...
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Have we ever encountered a public figure who so consistently reversed truth and falsehood on such a vast scale? No. I think Trump is very unusual. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 09, 2020
Losing Reality: Can We Get the Truth Back?
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to a conversation between Bill Moyers and psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton. The distinguished scholar is now 93. His memoir Witness to an Extreme Century reflects on seminal work exploring the experience of Hiroshima survivors, Hitler’s Nazi doctors, the trauma of...
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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivers a press conference after the Senate impeachment vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 5, 2020. - The US Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress following a historic two-week trial. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Lawyers, Liars, and Trump on Trial
Just before the impeachment trial of Donald Trump came to end Wednesday with the president’s arranged acquittal by his own party, Bill Moyers called up Steven Harper for a critique of the final showdown in the Senate. Harper graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and magna cum laude...
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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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