(Recorded at Carnegie Hall on June 19, 2019) Juneteenth marks the day in 1895 when slaves in Texas learned they were free. Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, but many states ignored it, and it wasn’t until two months after the Civil War ended that Union troops arrived to enforce emancipation. The 19th of June became Juneteenth as every year growing numbers of African Americans recall with jubilation their ...
ALL POSTS BY Bill Moyers
- April 20, 2021
- June 5, 2020
Democracy in America has been a series of narrow escapes. We may be running out of luck, and no one is coming to save us. For that, we have only ourselves.
- February 11, 2020
A Facebook member responded to our recent post Bill Moyers and Steve Harper on Lawyers, Liars and Trump on Trial with a question: Bill Moyers responds: I don’t know what in particular Joseph Campbell would say about our situation today. But I can imagine him lamenting, as he did when we talked some 30 years ago, our failure “to admit within ourselves the carnivorous, lecherous fever that is endemic to human nature.” Malevolent greed was on the ...
- February 4, 2020This week: Impeachment and the Constitution. Lawyer Steven Harper has been following the Russian-Trump story from the very beginning, since before the election. He talks with Bill about what’s next.
- January 16, 2020
There’s a lot of talk about climate change. A lot more talk than there is action. Not a heck of a lot of willingness to confront Americans with the fact that dealing with climate change will require sacrifice, will require doing with less. But unless we get serious, I fear for the world, in which my grandchildren are now growing up in.
- November 9, 2019And not just on digital platforms but on your regular local station
- November 7, 2019
The House of Representatives has announced thatwill begin on Wednesday, November 13. We believe that for the sake of the nation, public television should not only broadcast the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry live as they happen but repeat them in primetime so that Americans who work during the day have a chance to watch and judge for themselves Donald Trump’s guilt or innocence.
- December 18, 2017In his new play, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar recalls the greed of the '80s and how we became a republic of consumers.