As The Great Gatsby movie opens, Michael Winship remembers the last, strange chapter of the Fitzgerald story. Continue reading
An understanding of our history is as crucial to a successful democratic society as it is essential to the well-examined life of the individual. As historian Howard Zinn told Bill Moyers, “I think the more people learn about the past… the more that they will understand that it is possible for people to change the world.” Start your understanding with some of the series and specials below.
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris — each half-Native American — talk with Bill about their collaboration to tell the true story of Christopher Columbus. Continue reading
Theologian James Cone and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of economic justice. Continue reading
In a preview of this week’s show, James Cone and Taylor Branch describe racial justice as a “gateway” to opportunities for broader civil rights and economic equality. Continue reading