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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.
December 19, 2013

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms and Philip Levine, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Watch the full show now »
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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

November 29, 2013

In a rare television interview, this visionary author, environmentalist and farmer discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth. Continue reading

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

November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill reflects on his 2003 interview with Nobel-prize winning novelist Doris Lessing, who passed away earlier this week in London. Continue reading

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

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

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

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” in Tiananmen Square countering the droning music and speeches of the Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

American musician Lou Reed performs on the stage in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, July 15, 2003. (AP Photo/MTI, Lajos Soos)
October 28, 2013 | Blog

From Amnesty to Occupy, the Velvet Underground singer was on the frontlines when it mattered. Continue reading

The four freedoms medal winners at the awards ceremony in New York appear in the bottom row. From left to right: Sister Simone Campbell, Ameena Matthews, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman and (last three on right) the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers. (Photo Credit: Prisca Edwards Photography)
October 17, 2013 | Activism

Paul Krugman, Wendell Berry and Sister Simone Campbell were among those awarded with a Four Freedoms Medal. Continue reading

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