• September 15, 1988 | Updated March 25, 2015 | A World of Ideas
    In his 63rd year as a teacher, the professor and historian offers historical context for understanding American society.
  • September 14, 1988 | A World of Ideas
    Ethicist Michael Josephson discusses society's emphasis on success — and how it may influence people to sacrifice their values.
  • November 4, 1987 | The Secret Government
    This fascinating and revealing documentary examines the Iran-Contra scandal as the most recent example of the continuing abuse of democratic values by unaccountable intelligence operations during the Cold War.
  • June 18, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    In interviews with experts and ordinary citizens, Bill Moyers explores the constitutional implications of workplace drug-testing, computer privacy, and executive power.
  • June 11, 1987
    When ordinary citizens defend their constitutional rights.
  • June 4, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    In her first televised interview, Sandra Day O'Connor talks to Bill Moyers about her journey from a Texas cattle ranch to the Supreme Court and her views on abortion.
  • May 28, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    Bill Moyers speaks with Attorney General Edwin Meese and federal judge Robert Bork, two outspoken strict constructionists, about judicial restraint and original intent.
  • May 21, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    Religious historians Martin E. Marty and Leonard Levy speak with Bill Moyers and offer their views on the separation of church and state in America.
  • May 14, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    According to scholar Ronald Dworkin, the Constitution shapes the public debate over issues such as AIDS prevention, pornography, and racial discrimination.
  • April 30, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    Bill Moyers talks with Mortimer Adler about engaging in a Socratic dialogue with students about the Constitution.