Essays by Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers’ broadcast commentaries have become an institution in public media. Connecting dots of history, evidence, personal experience, and logic, Moyers shares his honest take on the relevant events and controversies of our times.

  • December 12, 2006
    "America needs something more right now than a 'must-do' list from liberals and progressives. America needs a different story." Bill Moyers delivered these remarks in New York City on December 12, 2006 to the New Democracy Project.
  • October 27, 2006
    Bill Moyers delivered these remarks in San Diego to the Council of Great City Schools, an organization of the nation’s largest urban public school systems.
  • February 23, 2006
    Bill Moyers' March 4, 2004 speech on the issue of money and politics.
  • December 9, 2005
    Bill Moyers delivered this address on December 9, 2005 for the 20th anniversary of the National Security Archive, a non-governmental research institute and library at The George Washington University. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
  • February 25, 2005
    We are witnessing today a coupling of ideology and theology that threatens our ability to meet the growing ecological crisis. In this speech, Bill talks about religion as an instrument of political combat.
  • June 3, 2004
    "It is important from time to time to remember that some things are worth getting mad about." Bill Moyers delivered this speech for DEMOS at New York University.
  • November 22, 2002 | NOW
    Bill Moyers reflects on a new biography of the late great curmudgeon H. L. Mencken.
  • October 18, 2002 | NOW
    This episode considers whether our schools should be helping companies sell products to our kids, and tries to understand the horror and violence that is an undeniable part of the human experience.
  • March 30, 2000
    Prepared remarks for the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • June 23, 1988
    Remarks by Bill Moyers at the University of Minnesota in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Hubert H. Humphrey's speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1948.