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.

EXPLORE Arts

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February 8, 2013 | Book Club

Browse selected books by Moyers & Company guests, and let us know which ones moved and inspired you. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013

We check in with Haydil Henriquez, a young poet featured on Bill Moyers Journal in 2007 who was inspired by Martín Espada. Continue reading

Composite image. Right: President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks about the fiscal cliff, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. The president said it appears that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is "in sight," but says it's not yet complete and work continues. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  Left: Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet who will read an original work at Obama's second inauguration in January 2013.
January 11, 2013 | Blog
Blanco will be the first Latino and first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. He will also be the youngest.
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III poses for a portrait on the roof of his apartment building in the Brooklyn borough of New York. October, 2001. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
January 10, 2013 | Blog
The economist and New York Times columnist joins Bill in the studio today to talk about why our top priority should be getting America back to work.
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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

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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

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December 18, 2012 | Book Club

See how the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao answered your great questions. Continue reading

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December 14, 2012

Poet and former publishing executive James Autry shares his poems with Bill and discusses his and his wife Sally’s experiences raising an autistic child. Continue reading

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September 25, 2012 | Moyers & Company

On the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week, Bill explains why censorship is the biggest enemy of truth. Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, meets with Kid Rock after addressing supporters at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich. February 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 26, 2012 | Blog
Bands are raging against the use of their songs for political events.
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August 9, 2012 | Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth (1988)

In this Moyers Moment from 1999, George Lucas discusses his mentors and the role religion plays in the films’ mythology. Continue reading

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August 9, 2012

Listen in as Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss how religions and mythologies need to change with time. Continue reading

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August 9, 2012

Listen in as Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell begin their groundbreaking conversation with an exploration of classic heroes. Continue reading

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August 8, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Storyteller Luis Alberto Urrea talks with Bill about crossing borders of all kinds. Continue reading

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August 3, 2012

Documentarian Anthony Baxter describes his efforts to save Scotland’s sand dunes from the megalomaniacal developer. Continue reading

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