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 Moyers explores controversial subjects affecting American lives. Continue reading

  • Husband –and-wife poets Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon are two of America’s most respected writers. In this one-hour program, Bill Moyers visits Hall and Kenyon at their farmhouse on Eagle Pond in Wilmot, New Hampshire, for a conversation about their … Continue reading

  • A series of half-hour interviews exploring the ideas and values shaping our future. A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers aired in 1988 and 1990 and featured scientists, writers, artists, philosophers, historians – some well know, most never before seen … Continue reading

  • A waterway of ethereal beauty and vast commercial utility, the Hudson River has been both a precious medium for communing with nature and a convenient sewer for industrial waste. Over the course of this captivating two-part series, Bill Moyers explores … Continue reading

  • This three-part series explores the historic saga of Chinese immigrants and issues of race, cultural identity and assimilation at the heart of an increasingly diverse America. Bill Moyers documents how, for over fifty years, the Chinese – like other immigrants … Continue reading

  • Bringing back the landmark PBS series that first aired 35 years ago, Bill Moyers Journal, a weekly show with the goal of enriching the conversation of democracy, featured some of the most articulate, original – and independent – thinkers of … Continue reading

  • In the tradition of the landmark series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, this series features provocative conversations with unique voices drawn from the group assembled at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York: Margaret Atwood, Mary Gordon, … Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin give viewers a rare glimpse into dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones’s highly acclaimed dance, “Still/Here.” At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, … Continue reading

  • In the Creativity series, Bill Moyers examined various forms of creative expression by interviewing noted artists and performers about their influences and inspiration, and by looking at unusual outlets for the creative impulse.

  • In this 1991 special, Elie Wiesel talks with Bill Moyers about his own Holocaust experiences and his inability to hate. Continue reading