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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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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
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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Thursday, January 12, 2017
The ‘Hidden Figures’ Jeff Sessions Wants to Keep in the Shadows
As the Senate hearings for Jeff Sessions’ nomination as attorney general ran into their second day, I kept thinking about the movie Hidden Figures , which my wife Judith and I saw three days earlier. The film is based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly about three African-American women in the early...
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Friday, January 06, 2017
Protest Stopped the Predators. They Will Be Back.
Mark Twain noted that man is the only animal that blushes — or needs to. He also believed that “public office is private graft.” Those two observations from our greatest and most sagacious humorist intersected with a bang on Capitol Hill Monday night, when the bright lights of the Republican House...
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016
My friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity of poetry in our time. As founding director of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and its driving force from 1986 through 2008, he created a venue where poets and poetry lovers, from...
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Trumped by Putin
It is very likely now that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20, in no small part because of the direct intervention in and manipulation of the American electoral process by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s strongman who rose to power as a ruthless agent of the KGB...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s Inaugural Address
Imagine that a day or two before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Hillary Clinton, as the candidate who received the greatest number of votes — and after a period of personal reflection and evaluation — addresses the nation. My Fellow Americans: On Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
There’s No Debate
Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election, although if we only had a magic reset button we could pretend this sorry spectacle never happened and start all over. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on...
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Monday, September 12, 2016
We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People
Sixty-six years ago this summer, on my 16th birthday, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town of Marshall where I grew up. It was a good place to be a cub reporter -- small enough to navigate but big enough to keep me busy and learning something every day. I soon had a...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It Is Time to Begin the Process of Rebuilding Our Middle-Class Economy
In The New York Times recently, the paper’s former Washington bureau chief, the veteran journalist Hedrick Smith, asked an important question: “ Can the States Save American Democracy? ” Smith, who traveled the country to write his latest book , Who Stole the American Dream? , also serves as the...
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