Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series

Screenshot from Bill Moyers Journal episodeBill 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 a flexible, wide-range format for Moyers’ unique commentaries and analyses of life in America. (1972-1981)

  • October 31, 1973 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers examines the Watergate morality and asks whether it is intrinsic to American life today.
  • November 14, 1973 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Americans are following their dreams and moving to Oregon. But how is the state handling the influx?
  • November 21, 1973 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers sits down for the first time with one of the most influential literary voices of our time, Maya Angelou.
  • February 12, 1974 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers takes a fascinating look at Stewart Mace, a World War II vet who moved to a remote corner of Colorado to raise his family and his huskies.
  • April 9, 1974 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    The prominent playwright and author of The Children's Hour, Watch on the Rhine, and The Little Foxes talks about her complicated life and her intellectual and political concerns.
  • January 18, 1976 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers examines the fear, hatred and courage generated as the have-nots of our society battle for a tiny piece of the good life.
  • February 5, 1979 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers takes a closer look at how small family-farms are disappearing all across the United States.
  • February 12, 1979 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers discusses the first two tentative and erratic years of Jimmy Carter's presidency.
  • March 5, 1979 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    BIll Moyers visits a community of Christians in northern Israel and explores Christian anti-semitism.
  • May 14, 1979 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers talks with former governor of California and undeclared candidate for president, Ronald Reagan, at his ranch in California.
  • November 21, 1980 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    BIll Moyers visits the White House and sits down with presidential advisor Hamilton Jordan to discuss Jimmy Carter's legacy.
  • February 13, 1981 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers tries to navigate the maze of America’s clandestine policies toward Cuba.
  • April 17, 1981 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell explore the enduring power of the universal myths.
  • April 24, 1981 | Bill Moyers Journal: Original Series
    Part two of Bill Moyers' interview with Joseph Campbell.