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Cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 18, 2013 | Blog

Journalist Chris Hedges recounts his experience teaching writing to a class of 28 prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. Continue reading

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

November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our politics and “casino capitalism,” Bill previews a new documentary and a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Continue reading

November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill reflects on his 2003 interview with Nobel-prize winning novelist Doris Lessing, who passed away earlier this week in London. Continue reading

The four freedoms medal winners at the awards ceremony in New York appear in the bottom row. From left to right: Sister Simone Campbell, Ameena Matthews, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman and (last three on right) the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers. (Photo Credit: Prisca Edwards Photography)
October 17, 2013 | Activism

Paul Krugman, Wendell Berry and Sister Simone Campbell were among those awarded with a Four Freedoms Medal. Continue reading

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October 11, 2013

Read an excerpt from historian Joyce Appleby’s latest book ‘Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination.’ Continue reading

October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Continue reading

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October 3, 2013

Writer and farmer Wendell Berry examines America’s agriculture “emergency” and lays out his plan for solving it. Continue reading

October 2, 2013

The visionary poet, environmentalist and farmer Wendell Berry reads and talks about two of his poems — “The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer” and “A Poem on Hope.” Continue reading

Author Francis Scott Fitzgerald in an undated photo. (AP Photo, File)
May 13, 2013 | Blog

As The Great Gatsby movie opens, Michael Winship remembers the last, strange chapter of the Fitzgerald story. Continue reading

May 3, 2013

Watch Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Tom Morello talk with Bill about the unifying power of music. Continue reading

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May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The legendary singer tells Bill what the song “Amazing Grace” means to him. Continue reading

May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

The former Rage Against the Machine guitarist discusses the role of music in political protest. Continue reading

Peter Yarrow and the Wheelers perform with other musicians in a concert to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
May 3, 2013

Watch Newtown parents and legendary singers raise their voices to uplift a community following the Sandy Hook massacre. Continue reading

Pete Seeger
May 3, 2013 | Moyers Moments

In this 1994 Moyers Moment, the folk singer reflects on the role his music played over several decades of American history. Continue reading

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