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.
  • Noted philosopher Sam Keen shares with Bill Moyers the importance of “personal storytelling” — a way of looking back at life to make sense of where you are today. (1991) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers takes a closer look at NAFTA’s Chapter 11 and how it provides an “end run around the Constitution.” The program details a system of private justice that is enabling companies to obtain covertly what they would be unlikely to achieve publicly in America’s legislatures or courts. (2002) Continue reading

  • A two-hour special report on how chemical companies have collaborated to keep the full truth about the impact of chemicals on health and safety from American workers and the American public. Based on documents never before published, the report features interviews with historians, scientists, and physicians who are exploring how chemicals affect the human body. (2001) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers had his premiere on public television in October of 1971 with this weekly show that provided in-depth coverage of the top news stories of the week. (1971) Continue reading

  • Religious scholar Huston Smith sits down with renowned journalist Bill Moyers to delve into the world’s largest religions in: Hinduism and Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Judaism, Islam, and A Personal Philosophy. (1996)
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  • Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of the musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock and curator of the Community Life Division of the Smithsonian Institution, discusses the role of black music in the African-American experience and identity. (1991) Continue reading

  • This documentary examines the Iran-Contra scandal as the most recent example of a continuing abuse of democratic values by unaccountable intelligence operations during the Cold War. (1987) Continue reading

  • This four-part documentary series explores the impact on democracy of a mass culture whose basic information comes from image-making, the media, public opinion polls, public relations and propaganda. (1989) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin welcome viewers into the experience of poetry, helping them to discover that words retain the power to name things honestly, to touch the human spirit and to enrich life. Featured are poets James Autry, Robert Bly, Lucille Clifton, Joy Harjo, Garrett Kauro Hongo, Galway Kinnell and many more. (1989) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers tours the Renaissance legacy of Florence seeking sources of our common artistic, architectural and cultural heritage. Guided by historians, Florentine, novelist Umberto Eco and filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli Moyers explores the roots of key contemporary ideas, like the preeminence of the individual. From acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin. (1990) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers travels to Colorado Springs, the town that became ground zero of a “holy war” between conservative Christian values and homosexual rights in the early 1990s. (1993) Continue reading

  • The filmmaker discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his life and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. (1999) Continue reading