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.
  • Studs Terkel and Bill Moyers mark the life of John Henry Faulk, the blacklisted Texas humorist who was a champion of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. (1990) Continue reading

  • The magic of the spoken word takes center stage in this exhilarating eight-part series that showcases contemporary poets and their work. Produced by David Grubin, 18 writers – including greats such as Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and Gary Snyder – read aloud before a live audience and join Bill Moyers in lively conversation. (1995) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers examines the domestic problems of recession, unemployment, drugs, violence, the AIDS epidemic and urban decay that plagued the United States at the same time that the nation was focused on the Persian Gulf War. (1991)
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  • Bill Moyers investigates the role of public relations, advertising and lobbying in shaping the health care debate — raising important questions about how democracy works. (1994) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers investigates the cultural, historical and political heritage of the Arab world in five half-hour conversations with leading writers, thinkers and experts. (1991) Continue reading

  • Filmed over the course of two decades, Surviving the Good Times tell the dramatic story of two blue-collar Milwaukee families, the Neumanns and Stanleys, as they struggle to find their place in the new economy. Living from paycheck to paycheck through good times and bad, the families confront choices that have far-reaching consequences for the American way of life. (2000) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers examines big-money sports on college campuses and how university athletics and academic studies appear to be flat-out incompatible. (1991) Continue reading

  • At a Vermont conference, voices from the world’s major religions– including The Dalai Lama, Sallie McFague, Audrey Shenandoah, Ismar Schorsch, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, and Ronald Engle — address our responsibilities to the environment. (1991) Continue reading

  • In this series of nine half-hour programs, Bill Moyers features poets from the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in performance and conversation. (1999) Continue reading

  • This four-part documentary series explores violence by and against young people, focusing on how different communities are working together to keep their children safe. (1995) Continue reading

  • A compelling assertion – “philosophy is everybody’s business” – opens the exploration of Western Civilization’s greatest ideas, as Mortimer J. Adler, leads an exploration with journalist Bill Moyers of truth, beauty, goodness, liberty, equality and justice, in this six-part series. (1982) Continue reading

  • The wit, wisdom, and song of one of America’s best-known bards comes to life in this program, which offers a rousing musical portrait of the beloved and often controversial folk singer, songwriter, storyteller and activist Pete Seeger. (1994) Continue reading