• March 21, 2017
    The poet and playwright, who died last week at the age of 87, talked to Bill Moyers in 1988 about the immigrants' view of America and the American dream.
  • December 8, 2015

    In recent years, there have been few places on television where a viewer could sit back and hear the ideas and beliefs of articulate, thoughtful artists, writers, philosophers and scientists. But such conversations, giving guests the time to express themselves thoroughly and at length, have been a hallmark of Bill Moyers’ television career. This collection is a representative sample of how Moyers has introduced audiences to many of the great minds of the 20th and ...

  • June 30, 2006 | Faith and Reason
    Philosopher Colin McGinn talks with Bill Moyers about politics, religion and atheism.
  • June 23, 1990 | A World of Ideas
    Bill Moyers talks with the philosopher about his study of the role of money in our culture.
  • May 20, 1990 | Updated March 25, 2015 | A World of Ideas
    The political philosopher discusses the individual's stake in ideas about the common good, distributive justice, democracy and the civic challenge of our times.
  • February 11, 1990 | A World of Ideas
    Patricia Churchland brings together philosophy and neuroscience to deepen our understanding what goes on inside our heads.
  • May 14, 1989 | A Second Look
    Bill Moyers sits down with Mortimer Adler to discuss an array of topics, including: Aristotle, Marx, adult education and happiness and Adler's book, Aristotle for Everybody.
  • November 16, 1988 | A World of Ideas
    A professor of philosophy and classics at Brown, Nussbaum discusses what it takes to lead a moral life (sometimes mostly luck), and what we can learn from the ancient Greeks on virtue and tragedy.
  • October 31, 1988 | A World of Ideas
    The physics Nobelist discusses how the East and West approach scientific study and the understanding of scientific phenomena.
  • October 7, 1988 | A World of Ideas
    The physician and philosopher on pain, ease of suffering, and what it means to end a life.