Shows Intro

Bill Moyers has produced hundreds of hours of television in his forty-plus year career. Watch this space for new archived video and transcripts on an on-going basis. For a complete list of every Bill Moyers program, view our timeline of productions.


  • Bill speaks to a wide range of guests in this 20-year compilation — from average Americans to household names like David Rockefeller, Maya Angelou, Ronald Reagan and Joseph Campbell. (1991) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers and poet Robert Bly explore the changing role of men in modern America. Bly mixes ideas from the Ancient East with 20th-century sociology and psychology in his poetry and music. (1990) Continue reading

  • This classic program produced by David Grubin profiled Donald Hall and his wife, Jane Kenyon, two celebrated American literary figures. Kenyon, who died in 1995, was an award-winning poet and translator; Hall is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and was named US Poet Laureate in 2006. (1993) Continue reading

  • This series looks back and highlights some of Moyers’ most acclaimed shows from past seasons, including programs from A Walk Through the Twentieth Century, God and Politics and Bill Moyers’ Journal. (1989) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers characterized this 19-part series that chronicles the technological innovations, the wild economic fluctuations, the dictators and the two world wars of the 20th century as ”an invitation to think.” (1982-1984) Continue reading

  • A series of half-hour interviews exploring the ideas and values shaping our future. A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers featured scientists, writers, artists, philosophers, historians – some well know, most never before seen on television – who share their unique insights on a wide variety of important issues. (1988, 1990) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers examines the challenges facing youth in 1990s America and investigates how to help millions of young people emerging from school unprepared for life and work. (1991) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers explores the origins and enduring power of the song ‘Amazing Grace’ with Johnny Cash, Jessye Norman, Judy Collins, Jeremy Irons and others. (1990) Continue reading

  • Over the course of this captivating two-part series, Bill Moyers explores the dramatic history, complex ecology, profound natural beauty, and far-reaching legacy of the Hudson, a powerful symbol of the nation’s conflict between its deep love of nature and its relentless desire for development.  (2002) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers talks with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has been a tireless voice for justice and racial reconciliation. In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the struggle against apartheid. (1999) Continue reading