Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

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 our time.  Each show included produced analysis of vital issues, strong interviews with unique voices on politics, the arts and letters, science, religion, and the media, as well as debates on public issues and documentary specials.

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August 29, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Organized labor has been on the decline for years. In this essay, Bill looks at the history of the labor movement, and the importance of its survival. Continue reading

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June 30, 2013 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Author and food activist Michael Pollan recommends a new way of thinking about school lunch — economically, nutritionally and politically. Continue reading

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February 21, 2013 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

In this 2007 Moyers Moment, the activist and writer describes how hard it is to survive when you’re a low-wage worker in America. Continue reading

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December 11, 2012 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

In this 2009 ‘Moyers Moment’, Bill and theologian Karen Armstrong discuss using compassion as a foundation for understanding both religion and wartime politics. Continue reading

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November 16, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

The FCC’s current consideration to relax media ownership rules is eerily reminiscent of a similar effort — and consequential public outrage — five years ago. Continue reading

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October 31, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Just prior to the 2008 election, Bill explains why voting is “the hope that sustains one generation to the next” with many personal and historical examples to make his case. Continue reading

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December 14, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Keith Olbermann discusses the Iraq War, free speech, George W. Bush, as well as the “organic” origins of his own angry commentaries. Continue reading

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February 26, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Once adversaries, two of the nation’s premier lawyers — one conservative and one liberal — have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage. Continue reading

Activists rally for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Flickr/ Brendan Hoffman)
April 30, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill reveals his bias: plutocracy — rule by the rich — and democracy don’t mix. Continue reading

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June 19, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Financial columnist Gretchen Morgenson discusses the SEC and the mortgage crisis. Continue reading

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September 19, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Financial columnists Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris discuss who wins and who loses in the financial turmoil. Continue reading

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August 31, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Robert Bly talked with Bill Moyers about his recent focus on Islamic poets, including Rumi, Hafez and Kabir. Continue reading

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June 27, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

In this essay, Bill connects the dots to explain the role of oil in the US decision to wage war against Iraq. Continue reading

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April 18, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks with professor Martha Nussbaum about the shaky separation of church and state. Continue reading

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December 21, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks with author Benjamin Barber about capitalism and democracy. Continue reading

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