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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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Christmas Comes Early to Dixie
We spent Monday and Tuesday in “Dewey Defeats Truman” mode, fully preparing to write a piece on the election of Republican Roy Moore to the United States Senate. We had even dusted off a 1925 quote from the great H.L. Mencken during his coverage of the Scopes monkey trial in Tennessee in which he...
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill a Free and Open Internet
Over at BillMoyers.com , The Moyers team has been in the fight for net neutrality from the very beginning. Our documentary Net at Risk was perhaps the first on television to alert the nation to the danger of a corporate takeover of the internet. When the mainstream media largely ignored the story,...
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Visitors listen to a "living history interpreter," in the old Jerusalem exhibit at the Museum of the Bible which opened to the public on Nov. 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Monday, November 27, 2017
Once Again, the Right Hijacks That Old-Time Religion
In Babylon-on-the-Potomac recently, the brand new, $500 million Museum of the Bible had its grand opening. Donald Trump did not attend, perhaps fearing a fate like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when the remnants of the Ten Commandments are unsealed, holy mayhem ensues and miscreants melt like...
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Friday, November 24, 2017
The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here's How to Make Sense of It
Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with the Trump-Russia connection. It takes a timeline — a “map,” if you will, of where events and names and dates and deeds converge into a story that...
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Environmental activists in kayaks protest the arrival of the Polar Pioneer, an oil drilling rig owned by Shell Oil, in Seattle. The rig is part of a fleet that will lead a controversial oil-exploration effort off Alaska's North Slope. Views
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time Is Running Out for the Planet
BillMoyer.com editor's note: I wasn’t one of the 50,766 participants who finished the New York City Marathon last weekend. Instead, I spent the average marathon finish time of 4:39:07 to read a book — obviously a small book. In the interest of disclosure, I didn’t even start the race, but that’s...
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Sunday, October 01, 2017
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico Prey
Puerto Rico is devastated. Two hurricanes plunged the island into darkness and despair. Crops perish in the fields. The landscape of ruined buildings and towns resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. Over three million people are desperate for food, water, electricity and...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting the Korean People's Army Tank Crews' Competition-2017 at an undisclosed location. Views
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Can a War of Words Become a World of War?
There is no saner, seasoned or sensible voice on American foreign policy today than Andrew Bacevich. He graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam, earned his doctorate in diplomatic history from Princeton University, taught history and international relations at Boston University, and has...
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Friday, September 15, 2017
"A Duty to Warn" and the Dangerous Case of Donald Trump
There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump , the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess President Trump’s mental health. They had come together last March at a conference at Yale...
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President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (left); Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 07, 2017
What Don’t You Know About the Trump/Russia Connection?
If you’re having trouble finding your way through the blizzard of facts, leaks, rumors and lies howling around the Trump/Russia connection, we have just the guide for you. Steven Harper is a trained and tenacious tiger for the truth. An outstanding career litigator, he’s also an accomplished writer...
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The architects of Medicare had the goal of expanding it to cover everyone. Views
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
LBJ Launches Medicare: 'You Can't Treat Grandma This Way'
Watching the craziness in the Senate this week, as Mitch McConnell and the GOP’s zealots drove their clown car into a brick wall and yet another effort to take away health care coverage from millions crashed and burned, I thought back to a different turn of events. It was 52 years ago this Sunday...
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