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.

EXPLORE Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

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April 25, 2008

Bill talks with Reverend Jeremiah Wright about Obama, religion, and his own controversial sermons. Continue reading

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March 28, 2008

Bill and former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris discuss the 40-year-old Kerner Commission Report connecting poverty to violence. Continue reading

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May 30, 2008

Bill talks with Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro about their 2008 documentary, “Body of War,” and the true cost of conflict. Continue reading

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July 25, 2008

Bill talks to journalist Jane Mayer about whether the U.S. sanctioned torture to prosecute the war on terror. Continue reading

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February 29, 2008

Bill talks with historian Nell Irvin Painter about the first Gilded Age, and why some contend the second Gilded Age is here and now. Continue reading

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February 15, 2008

Bill talks with photojournalist Lori Grinker about displaced Iraqis in Jordan. Continue reading

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February 15, 2008

The author and free thinker discusses the rise of ignorance in our classrooms, our culture and our politics. Continue reading

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January 25, 2008

Bill talks with the best-selling author about his writing inspirations and the state of the nation. Continue reading

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June 4, 2008

Bill talks to Senator Barbara Boxer about the state of the environment and her struggle to pass meaningful legislation to curb global warming. Continue reading

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June 20, 2008

Bill talks with Douglas Blackmon about “neo-slavery” in the aftermath of the Civil War and through the 1940s. Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
January 18, 2008

As an aide to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and the president that lead to the Act’s passage. Continue reading

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January 18, 2008

Bill talks with the historian and author about Thomas Paine’s life and legacy. Continue reading

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January 18, 2008

Reporter and author David Cay Johnston explains how America’s economic and political system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. Continue reading

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July 27, 2007

A Bill Moyers Essay: Has Congress made strides in earmark reform? Continue reading

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July 20, 2007

Latino poet Martín Espada talks about his efforts to “speak on behalf of those without an opportunity to be heard.” Continue reading

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