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January 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of Bill’s conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist talks about the nature of the universe and whether faith and science can be reconciled. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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January 10, 2014 | Blog

In this video clip, the acclaimed astrophysicist tells us why, when he looks up at the night sky, he knows he’s connected to the stars. Continue reading

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January 8, 2014

Perhaps the best-known scientist in America today, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a stalwart defender of science literacy as a kind of vaccine against charlatans who would try to exploit ignorance. This week, Bill talks with the astrophysicist about why science and science literacy matter in a democracy. Watch the full show. Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Continue reading

Sister Diane Donoghue, right, and Sister Simone Campbell, left, lead the way as the the "Nuns on the Bus" arrive on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 31, 2013 | Activism

We asked some of the people trying to change the world for the better to tell us what made them proud in 2013, and what their hopes and dreams are for 2014. Continue reading

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December 27, 2013

Best-selling author and historian Thomas Cahill talks to Bill in a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from the bubonic plague to Christopher Columbus to the nature of human progress. Continue reading

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December 27, 2013

Bill talks to best-selling author Thomas Cahill about why Pope Francis has conservatives up in arms. Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 | Moyers & Company

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

Folio from Papyrus 46, containing 2 Corinthians. (Wikimedia Commons)
December 27, 2013

Christ’s teaching for his followers to love one another gave way to inter-Christian violence within a few hundred years of his death. Continue reading

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves the village of Castel Gandolfo, the pontiffs' summer residence in the hills overlooking Rome in August. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
December 25, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis took over the papal Twitter feed earlier this year. He tweets about the same topics he speaks about: the importance of caring for those less fortunate than ourselves and what it means to live charitably. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading

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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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Updated December 18, 2013 | Blog

The Koch brothers “fund organizations that advance public policies that directly contradict Catholic teaching on a range of moral issues,” the group writes. Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 | Blog

In a 1991 interview, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, talks to Bill about how he overcame hatred during his 27 years in a South African prison. Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 | Blog

Pope Francis encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.” Continue reading

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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

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