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.
  • In this series of conversations with renowned journalist Bill Moyers, Smith provides thoughtful insights into the world’s largest religions with these compelling episodes: Hinduism and Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Judaism, Islam, and A Personal Philosophy. (1996) Continue reading

  • This four-part documentary series explores violence by and against young people, with special focus on how different communities are working together to keep their children safe. (1995) Continue reading

  • The magic of the spoken word takes center stage in this exhilarating eight-part series that showcases contemporary poets and their work. Produced by David Grubin, 18 writers – including greats such as Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and Gary Snyder – join Bill Moyers in lively conversation, and share the experience of hearing them read aloud before a live audience. (1995) Continue reading

  • In the spring of 1995, Bill Moyers was a regular contributor on the NBC Evening News with Tom Brokaw. He covered a range of topics including term limits, the raging welfare debate and unwed mothers. (1995) Continue reading

  • This documentary, filmed over a period of five years, updates the stories of two hardworking Milwaukee families struggling with low-paying jobs after previous employers downsized their operations.  (1995) Continue reading

  • A documentary investigation into the role of public relations, advertising and lobbying during the health care debate, raising important questions about how democracy works. (1994) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers discusses the power of money in politics with a group of political and economic experts including Kevin Phillips and William Greider. (1994) Continue reading

  • The wit, wisdom, and song of one of America’s best-known bards comes to life in this program, which offers a rousing musical portrait of the beloved and often controversial folk singer, songwriter, storyteller and activist Pete Seeger. (1994) Continue reading

  • A Pulitzer-Prize winner before she was 35 and Poet Laureate of the United States at age 40, Rita Dove talks about her life, her poems and her efforts to take poetry to the people. (1994) Continue reading

  • The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass comes to life in a dramatic performance of Douglass’s famous speech on slavery and human rights. (1994) Continue reading

  • This classic program produced by David Grubin profiled Donald Hall and his wife, Jane Kenyon, two celebrated American literary figures. Kenyon, who died in 1995, was an award-winning poet and translator; Hall is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and was named US Poet Laureate in 2006. (1993) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers travels to Colorado Springs, the town that became ground zero of a “holy war” between conservative Christian values and homosexual rights in the early 1990s. (1993) Continue reading