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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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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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Revolving Door Spins from Sea to Shining Sea
To those who would argue that the notion of a perpetual motion machine is impossible, we give you the revolving door — that ever-spinning entrance and exit between public service in government and the hugely profitable private sector. It never stops.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sticking It to the SEC
In our last episode of that ongoing Washington soap opera, “As the Door Revolves,” we introduced you to former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, pursuer of drug lords and terrorists, who left government to become a hot shot Wall Street lawyer defending such corporate giants as JPMorgan Chase, UBS, General Electric and Microsoft.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Hubris of the Drones
Last week, The New York Times published a chilling account of how indiscriminate killing in war remains bad policy even today.
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Saturday, February 02, 2013
Barack Obama, Drone Ranger
If you’ve seen the movie Zero Dark Thirty , you know why it has triggered a new debate over our government’s use of torture after 9/11.
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Friday, January 25, 2013
Foul Play in the Senate
The inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we’re part of something big and enduring. So for a few hours this past Monday the pomp and circumstance inspired us to think that government of, by, and for the people really is just that, despite the predatory threats that stalk it.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Corporate Gold on the Fiscal Cliff
In economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s book, End This Depression Now! , there’s a chapter titled “The Second Gilded Age” in which he describes the extraordinary rise in wealth and power of the very rich during this era of unregulated greed. Since Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, the top one percent of Americans have seen their incomes increase by 275 percent.
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Sunday, January 06, 2013
NRA’s Vision: A Nation Packing Heat
We wrote and spoke about guns just a few days before Christmas, following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. So did Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association. His now infamous, “no questions” press conference was the most stunning, cockeyed, one-man show since Clint Eastwood addressed that empty chair at the Republican National Convention.
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