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.


  • This series looks back and highlights some of Moyers’ most acclaimed shows from past seasons, including programs from CBS Reports, A Walk Through the 20th Century, God and Politics and Bill Moyers’ Journal.

  • 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.” 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

  • 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.  Continue reading

  • In the saga of American immigration, the Chinese experience is relatively unknown. But it’s a dramatic story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation. Continue reading

  • A three-part series of conversations with five prominent Chinese Americans who have contributed to American life. The 30-minute programs feature interviews with AIDS researcher David Ho, businesswoman Shirley Young, author Gish Jen, Nobel prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting and artist Maya Lin. 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

  • This 20-part series takes a look at international affairs through a DC lens and includes interviews with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Chancellor of West Germany Helmut Schmidt, World Bank President Robert McNamara, former Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, among others. Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers began his career on public television in the early 1970s as the host of Bill Moyers Journal before joining CBS News as a correspondent and commentator on CBS Reports, a documentary and investigative series. This weekly show provided … Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers served as the senior correspondent for CBS News on a number of documentaries in the late 1970s. He covered a range of topics, including stories about Cuba, capitol punishment, born-again Christians and the plight of native Americans in the Southwest. Continue reading