"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.)
- February 8, 2013In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing.
- February 23, 2012Poet Christian Wiman reads from an essay about living with cancer, finding faith and being sustained by family.
- September 11, 2000 | On Our Own Terms: Moyers on DyingOur 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 20, 1988 | A World of IdeasJust 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.