Shows Intro

Bill Moyers has produced hundreds of hours of television in his forty-plus year career. Watch this space for new archived video and transcripts on an on-going basis. For a complete list of every Bill Moyers program, view our timeline of productions.
  • From affairs of state to news of the mind; from providing analysis on Watergate to returning with Maya Angelou to her hometown; from revisiting the Constitution to throwing a football with Joe Namath, this 90-minute broadcast recalls some of the people, places and ideas that Bill Moyers has covered during his 20-year career on public television. (1991) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers and poet Robert Bly explore the changing role of men in modern America, the confusion many men feel about it and their inner lives as well. (1990) Continue reading

  • Produced by David Grubin, A Life Together profiles Donald Hall and his wife, Jane Kenyon, two celebrated American literary figures. Kenyon, who died in 1995, was an award-winning poet and translator; Hall is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and was named US Poet Laureate in 2006. (1993) Continue reading

  • This series looks back and highlights some of Moyers’ most acclaimed shows from past seasons, including programs from A Walk Through the Twentieth Century, God and Politics and Bill Moyers’ Journal. (1989) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers characterized this 19-part series that chronicles the technological innovations, the wild economic fluctuations, the dictators and the two world wars of the 20th century as ”an invitation to think.” (1982-1984) Continue reading

  • A series of half-hour interviews exploring the ideas and values shaping our future. A World of Ideas with Bill Moyers featured scientists, writers, artists, philosophers, historians – some well know, most never before seen on television – who share their unique insights on a wide variety of important issues. (1988, 1990) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers examines the challenges facing youth in 1990s America and investigates how to help millions of young people emerging from school unprepared for life and work. (1991) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers explores the origins and enduring power of the song ‘Amazing Grace’ with Johnny Cash, Jessye Norman, Judy Collins, Jeremy Irons and others. (1990) Continue reading

  • Over the course of this captivating two-part series, Bill Moyers explores the dramatic history, complex ecology, profound natural beauty, and far-reaching legacy of the Hudson. The river that has long been a powerful symbol of the nation’s conflict between its deep love of nature and its relentless desire for development.  (2002) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers talks with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has been a tireless voice for justice and racial reconciliation. In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the struggle against apartheid. (1999) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers sits down with Attorney General Janet Reno to talk about crime and punishment — as well as corruption, incompetence and deceit in government. (1993)
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  • In the saga of American immigration, the Chinese experience is relatively unknown. But Becoming American tells a dramatic story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation. (2003) Continue reading