Bill Moyers had his premiere on public television in October of 1971 with this weekly show that provided in-depth coverage of the top news stories of the week. (1971) 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. This weekly show provided a flexible, wide-range format for Moyers’s unique commentaries and analyses of life in America. (1972-1981) 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. (1975) 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. (1976-1981) Continue reading
In the Creativity series, Bill Moyers examined various forms of creative expression by interviewing noted artists and performers, including Maya Angelou, Norman Lear, Fred Smith (the founder of FedEx), violinist Pinchas Zukerman, painter Gerald Scheck, and others about their influences, inspiration, and sometimes unusual outlets for the creative impulse. (1982) Continue reading
A compelling assertion – “philosophy is everybody’s business” – opens the exploration of Western Civilization’s greatest ideas, as Mortimer J. Adler, leads an exploration with journalist Bill Moyers of truth, beauty, goodness, liberty, equality and justice, in this six-part series. (1982) Continue reading
In the 1980s, Bill Moyers was the principal analyst on the CBS Evening News. Here are a few notable essays he produced during that period.