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February 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Exploring the virus of money in our politics, and how we need to combat it. Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

Poet Martín Espada talks about the sacrifices artists sometimes need to make, and what drives him to both poetry and activism.
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February 8, 2013 | Book Club

Browse selected books by Moyers & Company guests, and let us know which ones moved and inspired you. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013

We check in with Haydil Henriquez, a young poet featured on Bill Moyers Journal in 2007 who was inspired by Martín Espada. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013

Poet Martín Espada joins Bill to read from his work and talk about how poets “reach out and put our hands on the intangible.” Continue reading

January 17, 2013 | Book Club
Selected excerpts from his third autobiography about Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln's second inauguration
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January 17, 2013

Espada reads the poem he wrote to honor his good friend, historian and activist Howard Zinn. Continue reading

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January 11, 2013 | Book Club
Bill asked what books you'd recommend Obama read as he embarks on his second term. View a list of the top suggestions.
Composite image. Right: President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks about the fiscal cliff, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. The president said it appears that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is "in sight," but says it's not yet complete and work continues. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  Left: Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet who will read an original work at Obama's second inauguration in January 2013.
January 11, 2013 | Blog
Blanco will be the first Latino and first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. He will also be the youngest.
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III poses for a portrait on the roof of his apartment building in the Brooklyn borough of New York. October, 2001. (AP Photo/Shawn Baldwin)
January 10, 2013 | Blog
The economist and New York Times columnist joins Bill in the studio today to talk about why our top priority should be getting America back to work.
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December 28, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz straddles two cultures while telling the story of America’s past and future. Continue reading

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December 21, 2012

Lincoln Screenwriter Tony Kushner talks about what we can learn from the life and decisions of America’s 16th president. Continue reading

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December 21, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz describes how his first visit to a library astonished and inspired him. Continue reading

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December 21, 2012

In this web-only video, screenwriter Tony Kushner and Bill Moyers discuss what draws us to examine Abraham Lincoln again and again. Continue reading

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