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  • August 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Maya Angelou attended a conference held in the Hill Country of central Texas.
    Watch the first program: Going Home With Maya Angelou » Continue reading

  • August 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    Revisit clips from an episode from over 30 years ago, in which Bill joined the legendary writer on her return to Stamps, Arkansas, the small town where she grew up. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

    John Lithgow joins Bill to talk about the challenges and triumphs of playing Shakespeare’s greatest role, and why we are so drawn to the tale of this flawed, contradictory leader at this moment. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2014

    The artistic director of the Public Theater posits that some Shakespeare plays become particularly popular when they reflect the America we live in. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2014 | Updated June 2, 2014 | Poets & Writers

    In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014

    A fight that many creators don’t know is unfolding should be of paramount concern. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2014

    His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2014

    Our senior writer reflects on the transformative British band’s first visit to America. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2014 | Blog

    In these clips from interviews with Bill Moyers, Seeger discusses dissent, environmentalism and his hope for a better world. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2014 | Blog

    Journalist and creator of The Wire talks about how America is “utterly schizophrenic” when it comes to our society, economy and politics. Continue reading