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.
  • 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

  • In this powerful series, Bill Moyers takes on two subjects we are all told to avoid in polite company: politics and religion. Filmed during the Reagan era, Moyers and his producers explore the role of religion in the American political arena at that time. (1987) Continue reading

  • A conference on “Facing Evil” offers intimate testimonies of eloquent men and women — including Maya Angelou, Philip Hallie, Raul Hilberg, Sam Proctor, and Al Huang — as they discuss the force of evil and the discovery that exploring evil leads to revelations about goodness. (1988) Continue reading

  • The groundbreaking 1988 series explored how myths exert a powerful pull on our minds and in our lives. (1988) 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

  • In this three-part series, Bill Moyers takes a look at the 1988 presidential contest between Vice President George Bush and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. (1988) 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 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

  • 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 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

  • In 1990, eight World War II veterans retrace their steps on the battlefields of their youth, from Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge, and finally the Rhine. (1990)
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  • 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