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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, James Farmer (Wikimedia Commons)
July 2, 2014 | Perspectives

Before embracing rigid and divisive politics, the Republicans had been closely aligned with the cause of civil rights and had been supporters of equal justice. Continue reading

"I address you, the members of the 77th Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union," said President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he started his message to the joint session of Congress, Jan. 6, 1941. Also visible are Speaker Sam Rayburn, left, and Vice President John N. Garner. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)
July 1, 2014 | Perspectives

We need to articulate America’s democratic purpose and remind ourselves and our fellow citizens what it means to be an American, writes Harvey Kaye. Continue reading

President George W. Bush speaks to US troops, Nov. 27, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 27, 2014 | Blog

In 935 Lies, Lewis details the carefully orchestrated campaign of untruths about Iraq waged by the Bush administration that galvanized public opinion and led us to war. Continue reading

A replica of the iconic Wall Street bull is lifted as a symbol of greed during a protest rally to support low-wage workers as part of National Day of Action in New York, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 29, 2014 | Perspectives

In his powerful speech at the AFL-CIO convention in September last year, the Nobel Prize-winning economist said that our economy is sick and we are losing the American dream. Continue reading

November 15, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office as the 16th president of the United States administered by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1861. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2013 | Blog

Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Weisberger writes that it feels more like a stay of execution than the end of a crisis. Continue reading

January 17, 2013 | Book Club
Selected excerpts from his third autobiography about Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln's second inauguration
December 21, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay for Lincoln, talks about America’s 16th president and “the history lesson of politics.” Continue reading

December 21, 2012

Lincoln Screenwriter Tony Kushner talks about what we can learn from the life and decisions of America’s 16th president. Continue reading

Sam Waterston
December 21, 2012 | Moyers Moments

In this 2009 Moyers Moment, actor Sam Waterston, Bill Moyers and Lincoln expert Harold Holzer discuss Waterston’s preparations to play the role of Lincoln. Continue reading

December 21, 2012

In this web-only video, screenwriter Tony Kushner and Bill Moyers discuss what draws us to examine Abraham Lincoln again and again. Continue reading

Lincoln, LBJ, Obama composite
December 21, 2012

Inspired by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, learn about and experience ten instances of powerful presidential rhetoric on a wide range of topics. Continue reading

Presidents and Precedence
December 18, 2012 | Blog

Submit your clever ideas in the latest caption-the-cartoon contest and you may end up in our winners’ gallery! Continue reading

December 18, 2012

Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner joins Bill to talk about the man inside the monument, and what he can still teach us about democracy. Continue reading

December 18, 2012 | Blog

Washington influence peddling isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean the peddlers shouldn’t be called out. Continue reading

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