Speeches

Read a variety of 21st century speeches by Bill Moyers that use history to bring vital context to the present, and connect the dots to reveal vital truths.

  • May 27, 2015

    In a new speech, Bill Moyers chronicles the struggle of today’s journalists to report the truth despite dwindling resources and the opposition of the powerful. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2014

    Listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlining the Four Freedoms to Congress in 1941. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2012 | Speeches

    Public remarks from Bill Moyers for the Forrest Church Lecture Series at the Union Theological Seminary. Continue reading

  • November 16, 2011 | Speeches

    Excerpted from a November 10, 2011 keynote speech Bill Moyers delivered at American Public Television’s annual conference. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2011 | Speeches

    In this 2011 speech, Bill Moyers traces the history of the 40-year crusade by the rich against the institutions, ideas, and laws that helped create America’s iconic middle class. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2010 | Speeches

    Remarks by Bill Moyers at the 40th Anniversary of Common Cause in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2007 | Speeches

    Bill delivered this speech to the Media Reform Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on January 12, 2007. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2006 | Speeches

    Bill Moyers delivered these remarks in New York City on December 12, 2006 to the New Democracy Project. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2006 | Speeches

    Bill Moyers delivered these remarks in San Diego on October 27, 2006 to the Council of Great City Schools, an organization of the nation’s largest urban public school systems. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2006 | Speeches

    Bill Moyers’ March 4, 2004 speech on the issue of money and politics. Continue reading