• May 22, 2020

    "I never expected that I would be writing about the needless deaths of almost 100,000 of our countrymen, rapidly approaching the number who died in wars from Korea to Afghanistan combined. It is bitterly appropriate that we should reach that grim milestone on this particular weekend." (Robert Edwards was formerly an infantry and intelligence officer in the US Army and a captain in the 82nd Airborne in Iraq during the first Gulf War.)

  • March 30, 2020
    Susan Sontag in conversation with Bill Moyers
  • February 8, 2013
    In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing.
  • February 23, 2012
    Poet Christian Wiman reads from an essay about living with cancer, finding faith and being sustained by family.
  • September 13, 2000 | On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
    The Balm of Gilead project puts the comfort and care of a hospice into a hospital setting, providing dignified, loving treatment for indigent patients.
  • September 11, 2000 | On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
    Our cultural attitudes towards suffering are sometimes used as a rationale to withhold medications--attitudes that palliative-care physicians hope to change in order to make dying less frightening and less painful.
  • September 10, 2000 | On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
    Real people with terminal illnesses share their stories of living with dying. Also their caretakers share the challenges of delivering a "good death."
  • September 20, 1988 | A World of Ideas
    Just 12 years away from the 21st century, Bill asks a medical ethicists what he thinks is the most pressing ethical issue we have to face as our population ages and great advances in science are underway.