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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson on Religion in Science Class

    In this clip, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that the only thing that should be taught in science class is science. Continue reading

    Posted: January 16, 2014
    Gabbie Bradburn, center in orange, Briana Hayden, center right in blue, and Ellena Barber, far right, graph the data they collected during a paper plane experiment.   at Robert E. Lee elementary school in Spotsylvania county, Va.  The students were treated to Constitution Day lesson plans as they arrived to school on Tuesday as teachers helped to reinforce the ideas of our founding fathers through history, science and various other subjects throughout the day.   (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Reza A. Marvashti)
    Neil deGrasse Tyson on Religion in Science Class
  • Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe
    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. Continue reading

    Posted: January 14, 2014
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    Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe
  • Shedding Light on Dark Matter

    A clip from the new Hayden Planetarium space show offers a glimpse of our universe’s cosmic structure and a visual representation of the elusive dark matter. Continue reading

    Posted: January 10, 2014
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    Shedding Light on Dark Matter
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We Shouldn’t Feel Small in the Universe

    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

    Posted: January 10, 2014
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We Shouldn’t Feel Small in the Universe
  • Part One: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos
    Moyers & Company

    In part one of Bill’s interview with the astrophysicist, Tyson talks about his upcoming redux of the famous Carl Sagan series, and why science literacy matters in a democracy. Don’t miss: Watch part two of Bill’s interview with Tyson » Continue reading

    Air Date: January 10, 2014
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    Part One: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New Cosmos
  • Joseph Campbell on the Big Bang

    Mythologist Joseph Campbell talks about how our connection to the universe adds perspective to our lives. Continue reading

    Posted: January 10, 2014
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    Joseph Campbell on the Big Bang
  • Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New ‘Cosmos’

    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

    Posted: January 8, 2014
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    Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New ‘Cosmos’
  • Full Show: State of Conflict: North Carolina
    Moyers & Company

    North Carolina, long considered the South’s most moderate state, has taken a hard right turn, but Moral Mondays protesters are fighting back. Is this where American politics is heading? Also on the show, the paint industry is ordered to clean up its mess. Continue reading

    Air Date: January 3, 2014
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    Full Show: State of Conflict: North Carolina
  • A Win for Children’s Health

    Bill shares good news on the decades-long fight to protect children from the dangers of lead-based paint. Continue reading

    Posted: January 3, 2014
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    A Win for Children’s Health
  • Grandson of a Klansman Becomes Civil Rights Crusader

    From the Birmingham march to the present-day “Moral Mondays” fight in North Carolina, Bob Zellner has fought for civil rights despite threats from his grandfather, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

    Posted: January 3, 2014
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    Grandson of a Klansman Becomes Civil Rights Crusader
  • North Carolina: Battleground State
    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

    Posted: January 3, 2014
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    North Carolina: Battleground State
  • Web Extra: Thomas Cahill on Heretics and Heroes

    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

    Air Date: December 27, 2013
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    Web Extra: Thomas Cahill on Heretics and Heroes
  • Thomas Cahill on the People’s Pope

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

    Air Date: December 27, 2013
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    Thomas Cahill on the People’s Pope
  • Philip Levine on America’s Workers

    Bill talks to Philip Levine, a recent US poet laureate, who explores how his years working on Detroit’s assembly lines inspired his poetry. Continue reading

    Air Date: December 27, 2013
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    Philip Levine on America’s Workers
  • Full Show: The Pope, Poverty and Poetry
    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

    Air Date: December 27, 2013
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    Full Show: The Pope, Poverty and Poetry
  • Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of America
    Moyers & Company

    Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander tells Bill about an emerging movement that aims to end mass incarceration and its impact on America. Continue reading

    Air Date: December 20, 2013
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    Michelle Alexander: Locked Out of America
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