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.
  • There is a great divide separating the kind of care Americans say they want at the end of life and what our culture currently provides. Bill Moyers travels across the country from hospitals to hospices to homes to capture some of the most intimate stories ever filmed and the most candid conversations ever shared with a television audience. (2000) 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bill Moyers and key legal and public interest advocates examine how industries with deep pockets use their access to the media to overwhelm the public debate, from North Carolina’s hog industry to the defeat of the McCain Tobacco Bill to the passage of the Telecom Act of 1996. (1999) Continue reading

  • A visit to the Dodge Poetry Festival, featuring readings by US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Kunitz, Coleman Barks, Lucille Clifton, Lorna Dee Cervantes and other leading poets. (1999) 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

  • This compelling program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of South Africa as it investigate humans rights violations in an effort to heal the country and being its process of reinvention. (1999) Continue reading

  • In a five-part series, Bill Moyers reports on how substance abuse has affected millions of Americans, including his own family, and examines the science, treatment and politics of addiction. (1998) Continue reading

  • Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin give viewers a rare glimpse into dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones’s highly acclaimed dance, ‘Still/Here.’ (1997) Continue reading

  • Ten one-hour programs stimulate inter-faith dialogue in a democratic spirit. Writers, artists, psychologists, composers, lawyers, college presidents, journalists, translators and Biblical scholars discuss, debate and discover the great stories of Genesis. (1996) Continue reading

  • A documentary tour of America’s schools illustrating the vast differences among inner city, rural and suburban settings. Bill Moyers moderates a town meeting immediately following the documentary. (1996) Continue reading