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Moyers and Company

Snowden's Lawyer: Forget About Orwell, Worry About Kafka

Michael Winship | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

"All of this stuff was classified. Not just classified; it was classified at the highest level. These were the secrets that the government said were most critical to keep. But what kind of democracy would we be if the public had never learned of this information?"

Watch: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, according to Haney López, and summon support for policies that make economic inequality even worse.

Watch: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

What do Cadillac-driving "welfare queens," a "food stamp president" and the "lazy, dependent and entitled" 47 percent tell us about post-racial America?

Watch: An Antidote to Big Brother's Chill

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Like Orwell's telescreens -- through which Big Brother broadcasts propaganda and spies on citizens -- our lives are dominated by cellphones, tablets and laptops that are our real-life two-way mirrors.

Watch: The Surrender of America's Liberals

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a web exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with me about his new article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine -- a challenge to America's progressives provocatively titled, "Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals."

Watch: The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Everyone knows about the military-industrial complex, which, in his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned had the potential to "endanger our liberties or democratic process" but have you heard of the "Deep State?"

Anatomy of the Deep State

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol.

Watch: Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, Bill Moyers talks with Bill McKibben, an activist who has dedicated his life to saving the planet from environmental collapse, about his hopes that Americans will collectively pressure Obama to stand up to big oil.

Watch: David Simon on America as a Horror Show

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address, it's a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective -- the bottom up.

Advice to Plutocrat Perkins: Time to Shut Up!

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

There's a rule of thumb in cyberspace etiquette known as Godwin's Law. A variation of that law boils down to this: He who first compares the other side to Nazis loses, and the conversation is at an end. Unless you're billionaire Tom Perkins, who seems dedicated to digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself.

Watch: When Congressmen Deny Climate Change and Evolution

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie "straight from the pit of hell" and climate change, a hoax.

Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry, a quiet and humble man, has become an outspoken advocate for revolution. In a rare television interview, this visionary, author -- and farmer -- discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth.

Watch: The End Game for Democracy

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

We are so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class, it's as if we are leaning way over the rim of the Grand Canyon and all that's needed is a swift kick in the pants. Look out below.

WATCH: Bill Moyers' Blistering Words About The NRA

Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

PBS' Bill Moyers had blistering words for the National Rifle Association in the wake of the deadly shootings in Colorado. Moyers placed partial bla...

Why Bill Moyers Is Back

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing what is meant to be a sheepish smile, Bill Moyers greets a reporter by acknowledging that, yes, twice before just in the pas...

Bill Moyers Returns To Public Television

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Journalist Bill Moyers retired from weekly TV a year ago but now says he plans to return. He said Monday he'll be back in January with...