Features related to LBJ

  • March 11, 2015

    These academics — eggheads presuming to instruct the mere mortals who actually run for office — are a blight on the republic. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2015

    It is unusual when a presidential address stands the test of time. But the words President Johnson uttered after what happened in Selma would forever mark that moment as the greatest in Johnson’s presidency. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2015

    Today, we’re just cynical, which is why there is no massive anti-war movement. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2014

    For the first time in nearly 50 years, Americans will go to the polls without a key protection under the Voting Rights Act. Congress must act to ensure every citizen can freely cast a ballot. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal

    In this essay, Bill Moyers eulogizes the popular and highly respected writer David Halberstam. Continue reading

  • October 13, 1992 | Listening to America (1992)

    Bill Moyers and resident scholar, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, analyze the first two debates in the 1992 Presidential Election during this live edition of Listening to America. Continue reading

  • May 26, 1992 | Listening to America (1992)

    Bill Moyers focuses examines how violence is affecting American life through a report on Dallas, Texas which has the highest crime rate of any American city with a population above 500,000. The program visits a hospital emergency room, citizens who patrol their neighborhoods and follows a police officer who patrols one of the most dangerous beats in Dallas. Continue reading

  • July 18, 1989 | A Second Look (1989)

    Bill Moyers recalls outstanding moments with three different guests and writers, Archibald MacLesish, Dame Rebecca West and George Steiner. All share their gift for words and their amazing life stories. Continue reading

  • September 19, 1984 | A Second Look (1989)

    No single force has changed American politics more than television — especially the television commercial. Bill Moyers examines the phenomenon of the “30-second president” and the role of advertising in 20th-century American politics. Continue reading

  • May 30, 1984 | A Walk Through the 20th Century (1982-1984)

    Bill Moyers speaks with news correspondent Richard Strout, who covered Washington and the White House from 1925 until his retirement in 1984. Strout’s reports, filed for the Christian Science Monitor and The New Republic, are studied here as chronicles of American history but as milestones in the evolution of our nation’s capital— from a “small town” to the nerve center of the free world. Continue reading