Arts

Believing a love for the arts is as basic to the health of the body politic as spirited debate and discussion around the issues of the day, Bill Moyers has devoted many broadcasts to performances and interviews with artist both known and new in the worlds of theater, film, TV, music and dance.

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April 8, 2014 | Blog

His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

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March 28, 2014 | Blog

We asked education historian Diane Ravitch what she hopes people will do after watching this week’s show. Here’s what she had to say. Continue reading

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February 25, 2014 | Blog

“Truth is always stranger than fiction,” notes this week’s guest Mike Lofgren. “It is also more urgently connected to the information we need to know to live as citizens. Yet fiction is more compelling.” Continue reading

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February 8, 2014 | Blog

Our senior writer reflects on the transformative British band’s first visit to America. Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Blog

Mythologist Joseph Campbell talks about how our connection to the universe adds perspective to our lives. Continue reading

Workers are photographed on a flywheel assembly line at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park, Mi., plant in 1913. The use of a moving line reduced a car's assembly time from 12 hours to 93 minutes. The world's first automatic conveyor belt escalated the Industrial Age inspiring Henry Ford toward an unprecedented $5 per day minimum wage and an eight-hour day when auto industry workers were making $2.34 for a nine-hour shift. Faster assemblage meant quicker availability, giving impetus to America's car culture and an ever-increasing mobile society. (AP Photo/Ford Motor Company)
December 19, 2013
A former American poet laureate shares his poetry on life in working class Detroit.
Cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 18, 2013 | Blog

Journalist Chris Hedges recounts his experience teaching writing to a class of 28 prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. Continue reading

Justin Timberlake performs onstage. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
December 16, 2013 | Blog

After months of negotiations, back-up dancers for the pop star have a union contract, which activists hope could become an industry standard. Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our politics and “casino capitalism,” Bill previews a new documentary and a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill previews a new film about the creation and cultural significance of the 1968 movie classic Night of the Living Dead, which paved the way for the latest zombie craze. Continue reading

Writer Doris Lessing, 86, sits in her home in north London. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver, File)
November 18, 2013 | Blog

In this wide-ranging 2003 interview with Bill, the Nobel-prize winning novelist Doris Lessing, who passed away Sunday, opens up about her fascinating life. Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Two Green Shadow Cabinet members talk about their fight against dysfunctional government policies. Plus, a preview of Following the Ninth, a new film about Beethoven’s masterpiece and viewer mail. Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill previews the new film Following the Ninth, a documentary exploring the worldwide cultural and political influence of Beethoven’s masterpiece. Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 | Blog

Watch some spectacular performances from around the world inspired by Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Continue reading

Demonstrators parade past the Gate of Heavenly Peace and the portrait of Mao Tse-Tung, to rally in Tiananmen Square of striking students, Thursday, May 18, 1989, Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)
November 14, 2013

In 1989, protesters blared “Ode to Joy” countering the droning music and speeches of the Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

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