Moyers Moments

“Moyers Moments” are short, curated video clips from both classic and new Moyers broadcasts that are so memorable and meaningful that they deserved to be called out, enjoyed, and easily shared.

Bill with Oliver Stone
February 8, 2013 | Blog

In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing. Continue reading

January 30, 2013 | Blog

In this clip from 2007, Bruce Fein and John Nichols discuss examples of presidential overreach, and its serious consequences for the nation and American democracy. Continue reading

January 25, 2013 | In Search of the Constitution (1987)

Blackmun, who wrote the majority opinion in the landmark abortion rights case, called it a necessary step “towards the emancipation of women.” Continue reading

Photographer: Dale Robbins
January 22, 2013 | Moyers Moments

In this Moyers Moment from 2012, the social psychologist describes the general moral leanings of liberals and conservatives. Continue reading

January 15, 2013 | Moyers Moments

In this 2010 Moyers Moment, two civil rights experts imagine what Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of the current state of American poverty and justice. Continue reading

January 4, 2013 | Moyers Moments

In this 1991 Moyers Moment from Spirit & Nature, the spiritual leader and teacher talks about our shared responsibility to this planet. Continue reading

Sam Waterston
December 21, 2012 | Moyers Moments

In this 2009 Moyers Moment, actor Sam Waterston, Bill Moyers and Lincoln expert Harold Holzer discuss Waterston’s preparations to play the role of Lincoln. Continue reading

Karen Armstrong.
December 11, 2012 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

In this 2009 ‘Moyers Moment’, Bill and theologian Karen Armstrong discuss using compassion as a foundation for understanding both religion and wartime politics. Continue reading

November 26, 2012 | Money & Politics

In this Moyers Moment from 2007, political theorist Benjamin Barber describes the holiday tradition of getting consumers to buy things they don’t want or need. Continue reading

October 12, 2012 | Moyers Moments

In this Moyers Moment from 1999, Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy explain the impact of judicial campaign contributions on our court system. Continue reading

September 11, 2012 | Moyers Moments

The veteran bank regulator describes how fraud and deceit caused the country’s economic meltdown, which got its start four years ago this week. Continue reading

September 7, 2012 | Moyers Moments

Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described Scandinavian-style Socialist, says the President’s record proves he’s not one. Continue reading

August 9, 2012 | Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth (1988)

In this Moyers Moment from 1999, George Lucas discusses his mentors and the role religion plays in the films’ mythology. Continue reading

July 24, 2012 | Moyers Moments

In this Moyers Moment from 2012, the journalist describes how Occupy Wall Street changed his mind about the futility of popular revolt. Continue reading

July 15, 2012 | Moyers Moments

Ferdinand Pecora’s strong leadership during a Senate investigation into the ‘29 market crash shows what’s necessary to effect regulatory reform. Continue reading

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