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Veteran journalist Bill Moyers returns to PBS with Bill Moyers Journal, a weekly program of interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy, and issues facing democracy.

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Veteran journalist Bill Moyers returns to PBS with Bill Moyers Journal, a weekly program of interviews and news analysis on a wide range of subjects, including politics, arts and culture, the media, the economy, and issues facing democracy.

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Great News

By Frank from NYC - Jan 15 2012
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Bill Moyers is back! Check out the "Moyers & Company" podcast. Thank you Bill.

..., Zinn, Moyer, ...

By California209 - Feb 08 2010
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Moyer... Carrying on the mantle of excellence. "until next time, good luck"

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
312
12
4
8
21

Great News

By Frank from NYC - Jan 15 2012
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Bill Moyers is back! Check out the "Moyers & Company" podcast. Thank you Bill.

..., Zinn, Moyer, ...

By California209 - Feb 08 2010
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Moyer... Carrying on the mantle of excellence. "until next time, good luck"

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

Cover image of Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS

Bill Moyers Journal (Audio) | PBS

Latest release on May 05, 2010

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Evolution of God

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In his new book, THE EVOlUTION OF GOD, bestselling author Robert Wright examines how the idea of God has changed through history. Wright sits down with Bill Moyers to discuss why he thinks the notion of God - real or not - is imperative to a moral society. And, Bill Moyers talks with two environmental activists who are disappointed in Obama's progress on climate change. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay on health care.

Jul 17 2009

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Rank #2: Regent University, REASON magazine's Nick Gillespie, historian Marilyn B. Young

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The recent controversy over the firing of federal prosecutors found Regent University graduate Monica Goodling-special counsel to Alberto Gonzalez and one of some 150 Regent students who have worked in the Bush administration since 2001-at the center of a political firestorm over her involvement. Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers to commencement at Pat Robertson's university for a closer look at its mission to ensure Biblical principles are reflected in the law of the land. Also on the program: Nick Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief of the libertarian monthly Reason magazine, discusses the war, the media, and the impact of the religious right in Washington today; and historian Marilyn B. Young, co-editor of Iraq and the lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to learn from the Past, talks about history's lessons for the war in Iraq.

May 11 2007

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Rank #3: Robert Reich

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As Secretary of labor under President Clinton, Robert Reich successfully implemented a higher minimum wage, the Family and Medical leave act, and fought for sweatshop workers. Now, Reich sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about the influence of lobbyists on policy, the economy, and the ongoing debate over public health care. Currently a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, Robert Reich is the author of several books, most recently, Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday life. On the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine's death, Bill Moyers sits down with Thomas Paine and the Promise of America author Harvey J. Kaye and National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser, author of What Would the Founding Fathers Do?

Jun 12 2009

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Rank #4: Carlo Bonini, Jonathan Miller and Jerry Miller

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As Congress investigates why the Administration made false pre-war claims, Italy's foremost investigative reporter Carlo Bonini, takes viewers on the trail of the forged intelligence documents purporting that Iraq sought to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger. Also on the program: Bill Moyers interviews Jerry Miller, the 200th person exonerated by postconviction DNA testing about clearing his name; and British renaissance man - physician, author, and director of theater and opera - Jonathan Miller about the hidden story of atheism..

May 04 2007

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Rank #5: Maxine Hong Kingston

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On Memorial Day weekend, Bill Moyers Journal presents an illuminating interview with Maxine Hong Kingston, acclaimed author of many books including the award-winning The Woman Warrior and her latest book Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. For the past 15 years, Kingston has been working with veterans - more than 500 soldiers from World War II, from Vietnam, and now, from Iraq - as well as other survivors of war to convert the horrors they experienced into the words and stories that Kingston believes will help them cope and survive.

May 25 2007

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Rank #6: Simon Schama

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Bill Moyers speaks with historian Simon Schama, who spent months traveling across America in the run-up to an historic election to discover what events in our nation's past can tell us about how we live today and what's in store for the future. Then, find out more about the Born Again American film and project - and get back to basics by reviewing America's founding documents. And, Bill Moyers responds to viewer feedback about Gaza.

Jan 16 2009

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Rank #7: W. S. Merwin

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On the heels of winning this year's Pulitzer prize for poetry, W.S. Merwin joins Bill Moyers for a wide-ranging conversation about language, his writing process, the natural world, and the insights gleaned from a much-lauded career of more than 50 years. W.S. Merwin is the author of 21 volumes of poetry and won his second Pulitzer Prize for his most recent collection, THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS. And, what's your vision for the future of the American Dream? Our guests and our viewers speak out.

Jun 26 2009

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Rank #8: A Conservative Plan for Healthcare?

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Conservative journalist David Frum worries that Republicans would only win a failing status quo in their fight to kill health care reform. Bill Moyers sits down with the former special assistant to George W. Bush, who is calling on Republicans to come up with a plan for health care reform and suggests changes that conservatives can favor. David Frum is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of NewMajority.com. Also on the program, the JOURNAl sorts fact from spin in the health care debate. Media analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman discuss the messages in health care ads today, and how well they reflect the real issues of health care reform.

Aug 14 2009

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Rank #9: Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson

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In the months before his death, Dr. Martin luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. On this week's 42nd anniversary of King's assassination, Bill Moyers sits down with attorneys Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to discuss how far we've really come as a country, how poor and working class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King's vision. And a Bill Moyers essay on inequality in America.

Apr 02 2010

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Rank #10: Buying America's courts?

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As two-thirds of American voters oppose the Supreme Courts decision in Citizens United v. FEC, Bill Moyers Journal takes a hard look at how campaign cash in judicial races may sway America's courts. The Journal revisits the 1999 FRONTlINE special "Justice for Sale" which looked at the growing concern - even among Supreme Court justices themselves - that campaign contributions may be corrupting the judicial process. Then, Bill Moyers sits down with legal analyst and journalist Jeffrey Toobin to talk about the relationship between big money and judicial elections today.

Feb 19 2010

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Rank #11: Health Care Reform

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Bill Moyers sits down with former insurance executive turned public health advocate Wendell Potter, who argues that all is not lost in the healthcare bill and details what he likes about the legislation. Then, single-payer advocate Marcia Angell on why she thinks the debate over reform needs a fresh look at the economics and delivery of the care promised in the bill. And, Bill Moyers checks in on viewer mail.

Mar 05 2010

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Rank #12: Dr. Jane Goodall

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Dr. Jane Goodall. Despite dire warnings for our endangered planet, Jane Goodall says all is not yet lost - we can change course if we act now. And, the Jane Goodall institute's global youth program, Roots and Shoots.

Mar 19 2010

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Rank #13: Nancy Youssef and Dr. Jim Yong Kim

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The JOURNAl takes a hard look at the state of affairs in ever-divided Afghanistan with McClatchy DC Pentagon correspondent Nancy Youssef. And, global health specialist and Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim shares his expertise in public health.

Sep 11 2009

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Rank #14: Sara lawrence-lightfoot

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"Change, growth, and new learning" - there's a cultural shift in America, says Sara lawrence-lightfoot. This Friday, Bill Moyers speaks with one of America's leading educators and author of The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50. Sara lawrence-lightfoot is the first African American woman in the history of Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. She's been on the faculty for 37 years, and her career as a scholar has won her the prestigious MacArthur fellowship and the George ledlie prize for research. And, photographic artist Chris Jordan turns the statistics of consumerism into palpable images in his startling series Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait and Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption.

Aug 07 2009

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Rank #15: Trevor Potter and Floyd Abrams

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Next week, the Supreme Court reconvenes early for a special hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance limits for corporations. To hear the arguments, Bill Moyers sits down with Trevor Potter, president and general counsel of The Campaign legal Center and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment attorney. And, a Bill Moyers essay on health care reform.

Sep 04 2009

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Rank #16: The Case for Same-Sex Marriage

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Once adversaries in 2000's Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, now two of the nation's premier lawyers -- one conservative and one liberal -- have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage.

Feb 26 2010

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Rank #17: lincoln's legacy and The Future of the Press

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As Abraham lincoln's bicentennial birthday approaches, Bill Moyers sits down with historian and lincoln biographer Eric Foner to discuss the legacy and the legend of America's most studied president. Having just received Illinois' highest honor, the Order of lincoln, Eric Foner is author of Our lincoln: New Perspectives on lincoln and his World and speaks to Moyers about the evolution of lincoln's image from politician to icon. And, news and analysis of this week's events with NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and political journalist and Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald.

Feb 06 2009

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Rank #18: Profits before Patients

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With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform. And, a Bill Moyers Essay.

Jul 10 2009

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Rank #19: After Citizen's United

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In the wake of a controversial Supreme Court decision giving corporations and unions more freedom to spend on elections, many federal and state lawmakers are hoping to curb Citizens United V. FEC's effect on elections. Find out how some legislators are fighting to curb Big Money spending even as the Court invalidates laws in 24 states aimed at keeping elections clean. And, libertarian journalist Nick Gillespie and legal scholar lawrence lessig discuss public financing of campaigns and the effects of money on politics. Also, Pediatrician Margaret Flowers speaks about protesting for change and her recent arrest in an effort to get a Medicare-for-all plan back on the table. And, Bill Moyers on money, politics and retreats with lobbyists.

Feb 05 2010

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Rank #20: John Sexton

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Bill Moyers sits down with NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton for a wide-ranging conversation about God, baseball, and the importance of thoughtful discourse in society. Previously a champion debate coach and scholar of religion and law, Sexton discusses his unique take on theology, contemporary politics, and the evolving role of universities throughout the world. Born to a struggling Catholic family in Brooklyn, John Sexton still teaches undergraduates in addition to his work as president of one of the world's largest and most prestigious universities.

Mar 12 2010

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