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Watch: The Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this turbulent midterm election year, two academics decided to practice what they preached. They left the classroom, confronted the reality of down-and-dirty politics, and tried to replace moneyed interests with the public interest.

Watch: Bernie Sanders on Breaking Big Money's Grip on Elections

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Bernie Sanders, Vermont's independent senator, is angry about what he sees as big money's wholesale purchase of political power. It's a grave threat, he believes, not only to our electoral process but to democracy itself.

WATCH: Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Author Bob Herbert found an America in which jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the "virtuous cycle" of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken by greed and the gap between the very rich and everyone else.

Watch: Too Big to Jail?

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation last week reminds us of an infuriating fact: No banking executives have been criminally prosecuted for their role in causing the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression.

Watch: America's New War in the Middle East

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

As Congress skipped town and avoided a vote on war, President Obama announced this week that the US was taking the lead in bombing jihadists in Iraq and Syria, opening what is being widely interpreted as another long and costly American military campaign in the Middle East.

Watch: Maya Angelou on Facing Evil

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

I revisit a 1988 documentary in which Angelou and I attended a conference on "Facing Evil," held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent racism, had a lot to say.

Watch: Going Home With Maya Angelou

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this first of two programs celebrating her extraordinary life and legacy, I revisit an episode from his 1982 series Creativity in which Angelou and I returned to the small town of Stamps, Arkansas, where she spent much of her childhood.

Watch: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.

Watch: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The latest session of the US Supreme Court was especially contentious, with important decisions on the separation of church and state, organized labor, campaign finance reform, birth control and women's health, among others, splitting the court along its 5-4 conservative-liberal divide.

What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Not for the last time in the Middle East would disaster come from the blundering ignorance and blinding arrogance of foreign intruders convinced by magical thinking of their own omnipotence and righteousness. How soon we forget. How often we repeat.

Watch: Andrew Bacevich on the Chaos in Iraq

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The escalating bloodbath in Iraq has triggered renewed debate on how muscular America's foreign policy should be. This week, I speak with combat veteran and historian Andrew Bacevich about the events unfolding in Iraq and what they say about America's role in the world.

Watch: Wall Street's Secret Weapon: Congress

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Why haven't any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession?

Watch: How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In the second part of his interview with me, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says that such lucrative loopholes are contributing to America's inequality problem and persistent unemployment rate.

Watch: Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute suggests that paying our fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy.

Watch: The War on Climate Scientists

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

News reports like this show that climate change is serious, but corporations and even some governments seem recklessly determined to minimize or deny the reality of global warming, as well as undermine the authority of scientists.

Watch: Time to Get Real on Climate Change

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

For nearly 35 years, David Suzuki has brought science into the homes of millions on the Canadian television series, The Nature of Things. He has become a godfather of the environmental movement, and in a poll of his fellow Canadians last fall he was named that country's most admired figure.

Watch: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The Archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, has called for an international "anti-apartheid-style boycott" against the fossil fuel industry in response to global warming.

Watch: What the 1 Percent Don't Want You to Know

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new book that's the talk of academia and the media shows that two-thirds of America's increase in income inequality over the past four decades is the result of steep raises given to the country's highest earners.

Watch: America's Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new report shows that top CEOs were paid 331 times more than the average U.S. worker in 2013. At the same time, the poorest fifth of Americans paid an average tax rate of 11 percent while the richest one percent contributed half that rate at state and local levels.

Watch: Fighting for the Four Freedoms

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In January 1941, FDR's State of the Union address made it clear that a fight was inevitable, a fight to preserve, protect and defend four essential freedoms: freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion.

Watch: All Work and No Pay

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

You've heard about the wave of recent protests calling on fast food chains like McDonald's and Burger King to raise wages for their employees, who are forced to live on next to nothing. But did you know that many workers in sit-down restaurants may be faring even worse?

Web Extra: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this video, Diane Ravitch and I talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.

Watch: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to be an "emerging market."

Watch: Who's Buying our Midterm Elections?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Already, three times as much money has been raised for this year's elections as four years ago, when the Citizens United decision was announced.

Watch: No Escaping Dragnet Nation

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, as the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein publicly accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers, Bill talks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin.