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, October 18, 2013
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus – Campaign Cash
If you want to see how grossly money can distort democracy, just go to the state of Virginia, where there are no limits on how big a check can be written for statewide office.
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Monday, October 07, 2013
On the Sabotage of Democracy
BILL MOYERS: And now to the people who refuse to let democracy work. The people who hate government so much they’ve shut it down. Unable to abide by the results of democracy when they don’t win, they turned on it.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Pro Football’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct
When Thomas Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal, his Monticello farm team was obviously not what he had in mind.
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Mr. President, Have Pity on the Working Man
And you thought the government didn’t have a jobs program. It does. The problem is that the pay and benefits are lousy, and in many cases the working conditions ain’t so great either.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Enabling Greed Makes US Sick
At the end of a week that reminds us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government overreaching its authority, whether by the long arm of the IRS or the Justice Department, we should pause to think about another threat — from too much private power obnoxiously intruding into public life.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Don’t Shoot – Organize!
We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown school killings. A visitor to the website wrote, “It is interesting to me that Bill Moyers, who every week describes the massive levels of corruption in our government… [and] the advocates for gun control, don't understand that we who own guns in part own them to be sure that when our government becomes so corrupt we have guns to do something about it.”
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Friday, May 03, 2013
Sandy Hook Promise: There Will Be Change
This week, we spent time with Francine and David Wheeler , parents of six-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the 20 children and six educators shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Francine and David moved from New York City to Newtown to raise a family somewhere safe.
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name
If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range — an icy 15 percent by last count — all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public aspirations and need.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
A Eulogy for Bob Edgar
There are people in public life who cannot be bought, flattered, or hammered into submission. Bob Edgar was one of them. The president of Common Cause died this week at age 69, after working out on his treadmill. That’s the way he lived: on the go, overbooked, overworked — and always overjoyed to be heading for the front lines in the fight for democracy.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Dr. King’s “Two Americas” Truer Now than Ever
You may think you know about Martin Luther King, Jr., but there is much about the man and his message we have conveniently forgotten. He was a prophet, like Amos, Isaiah and Jeremiah of old, calling kings and plutocrats to account — speaking truth to power.
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