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, April 14, 2017
Ask Yourself: Will Donald Trump EVER Become President?
It’s been a week now since Donald Trump once again became our president. Here’s how it happened. After he unleashed missiles on a Syrian airfield, members of Washington’s national security establishment and elite pundits swooned. Top Democrats and Republicans led the way. Good soldiers all in the...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Democrats Must Stand Firm Against Gorsuch and His Plutocratic Backers
In Neil Gorsuch, the corporate class have their perfect manservant for the Supreme Court. He looks the part: tall, handsome, greying (at 50), charming and erudite, every inch a gentleman. His pedigree glistens: He went to the right schools, knew the right people, made the right moves, got the right...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Republicans, Where’s the Backbone?
Congressional Republicans, we watched you at the White House Thursday. Just before Donald Trump’s rambling, manic, often snarky press conference — delivered more in the manner of a churlish insult comic than leader of the free world — the president met with a group of you, a self-titled “Trump...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
We Must Know the Truth
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there MUST be an investigation by an independent, bipartisan commission of Russia’s ties to Donald Trump and his associates and that nation’s interference in our elections. Emphasize independent and bipartisan. That commission must have full subpoena...
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
I Thought CNN Was Taking a Courageous Stand Against White House lies. I Was Mistaken.
Well, I certainly got that one wrong. Based on news reports, and after two phone calls to check them out, on Tuesday I wrote a column saluting Jake Tapper and CNN for saying, “No!” to Kellyanne Conway when the White House offered her up as a guest for Tapper’s Sunday program. Except for Fox and...
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Worse Than We Imagined: Trump’s Mission Creep Takes Giant Leap Forward
The smell of a coup hung over the White House this past weekend, like the odor of gunpowder after fireworks on the Fourth of July. In these first few days of the Trump administration we have witnessed a series of executive orders and other pronouncements that fly in the face of the republic’s most...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great — For Polluters
In this exclusive web essay, Bill Moyers takes on President Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a track record of putting the business interests of the energy sector before the environmental and health interests of the public. He...
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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Donald Trump’s Demolition Derby
We’re a week into the Trump administration and it’s pretty obvious what he’s up to. First, Donald Trump is running a demolition derby: He wants to demolish everything he doesn’t like, and he doesn’t like a lot, especially when it comes to government. Like one of those demolition drivers on a...
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President Donald Trump gestures after delivering his inaugural address on the West Front of the US Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Views
Sunday, January 22, 2017
At Trump Inauguration, His Hollow Rhetoric Collides with Reality
Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the Inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting something outrageous we were told by his acolytes that we should ignore his words and instead pay attention to his deeds. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s Queen of Bull, who...
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Michelle and Barack Obama pose for photos with Melania and Donald Trump before the inauguration. Views
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Lest We Forget
In this web exclusive, Bill Moyers and four historians dissect the big lie Trump rode to power: the Birther lie. Nell Painter , historian and Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University; Khalil Gibran Muhammad , professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard...
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