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.


Author Gore Vidal tosses barbs in all directions as he discusses Hollywood unions, politics, lecturing and publicizing books during an interview in Los Angeles. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. December 1974. (AP File Photo)
August 2, 2012 | On Democracy

Michael Winship recalls a tense moment with the iconoclastic writer who died on Tuesday. Continue reading

In this photo U.S. graphic novelist Joe Sacco poses for a photograph in Gaza. May 2003 (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
July 23, 2012 | Blog
In this Web-exclusive video, graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco talks about his approach to telling real-life stories in comics.
July 20, 2012

Graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco describes his visual approach to telling real-life stories, and the controversies he faces as a result. Continue reading

July 11, 2012 | BillBoard
Bill recommends eight books to bring to the beach this summer — ranging from the studious to the sublime — by Moyers & Company guests.
July 6, 2012

The writer behind Perfidious Proverbs talks with Bill and reads some of his poems. Continue reading

July 3, 2012

Watch and listen as the honored poet reads from his works, including “A Simple Explanation for Everything.” Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Thomson via Flickr
June 22, 2012 | Nuns on the Bus

A precursor to today’s “radical feminist nuns,” Sister Corita spread the good word through 1960s pop art. Continue reading

Chuck D , from the group Public Enemy, performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. June 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
May 18, 2012 | Q&A

Author Jeff Chang on the history of hip hop and revolutionary rap music. Continue reading

May 18, 2012

Tom Morello leads an army of guitarists through the streets of New York City. Continue reading

Bruce Springsteen gestures to the audience after a live performance in Asbury Park, N.J. April 2006. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
May 18, 2012

Watch and listen to some of the most famous and influential protest songs in modern history, and suggest your own. Continue reading

May 14, 2012

Watch a preview of Bill Moyers’ conversation with activist/musician Tom Morello. Watch the full show. Continue reading

May 4, 2012 | Moyers & Company

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

A display of challenged or banned books in the Youth Services department at the Lansing Public Library in Lansing, Ill.
April 12, 2012 | Blog

To Kill a Mockingbird and The Hunger Games make the American Library Association’s list of books receiving the most complaints in 2011. See the top ten. Continue reading

March 30, 2012 | The Language of Life with Bill Moyers (1995)

Acclaimed poets, including Rich, talk with Bill Moyers about poetry and modern life, and also read from their work. Continue reading

March 23, 2012 | On Democracy

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship urge viewers to express support for PBS’ continued dedication to documentary programming on TV. Continue reading

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