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This news magazine series addresses current affairs with host Bill Moyers, a journalist whose career began during the Kennedy administration. The series first aired on PBS from 1972 to 1976, and it returned in 1979 for another run that ended in 1981. It came back for a final time in 2009 and ended with Moyers' retirement in 2010. Topics covered by the series include presidential politics, military affairs and popular culture.

Friday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
2 Seasons, 63 Episodes
November 14, 1972
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Bill Moyers
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Bill Moyers Journal Full Episode Guide

  • Populists against Wall Street and monopolies.

  • Discussion on net neutrality and Wall Street.

  • Simon Johnson and James Kwak discuss Wall Street and Washington.

  • Louise Erdrich discusses her life and work. Historian Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan.

  • Bill Moyers discusses Inequality in America

  • Specialists discuss the health care reform.

  • 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. 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.

  • Bill Moyers discusses health care reform with single-payer advocate Dr. Marcia Angell and former insurance insider Wendell Potter.

  • Same sex marriage advocates unite both conservative and liberal lawyers.

  • Bill Moyers Journal revisits the 1999 FRONTLINE special "Justice for Sale" and takes a hard look at how campaign cash in judicial races may sway America's courts.

  • Bill T. Jones on his young LIncoln.

  • How are legislators responding to the Supreme Court's decisions.

  • Assessing President Obama's first year in office.

  • A look at Obama's first year in office.

  • Author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson and Wall Street Correspondent Thomas Frank.

  • David Corn and Kevin Drum, Mother Jones journalists, talk about money, politics and banks.

  • Choreographer/Director Bill T. Jones.

  • Economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi on Wall Street's power in Washington.

  • Howard Zinn on the people's history. And, organizers George Goehl and Heather Booth.

  • Director Oliver Stone on his experience in Vietnam and his film making.

  • As President Obama prepares to announce how many more troops he will send to Afghanistan, Bill Moyers remembers the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and the agonizing decisions that escalated America's involvement in Vietnam. Through Johnson's secret tapes of phone calls and conversations, and his own reminiscences, Moyers recalls the events that plunged us ever deeper into war.

  • While politicians and the media war over "the public option" and "bending the cost curve," acclaimed actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith and her one-woman play "LET ME DOWN EASY" give voice to questions of life and death, sickness and healthcare. The JOURNAL visits a new home in New York City for contemplation and celebration of poetry.

  • A Web exclusive interview with Glen Greenwald.

  • Bill Moyers talks with Justice Richard Goldstone, who headed up the controversial UN Human Rights Council investigation into fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

  • Rory Stewart, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, on Afghanistan. And, Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, the largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively on women's rights.

  • Digging deep into the roots and evolution of the American conservative movement, Sam Tanenhaus talks with Bill Moyers about why he believes that conservatism is dead and how it might yet come back to life. With public support for labor unions at its lowest point in 70 years, Bill Moyers talks with labor experts Bill Fletcher and Michael Zweig.

  • The Yellowcake Trail: a report on Italian intelligence agency involvement in forging documents.Jerry Miller and the Innocence Project: Jerry Miller served 25 years for a rape he didn't commit.Jonathan Miller: Bill Moyers talks with Miller about his upcoming PBS series.

  • 1. Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart, the anchor of the award-winning The Daily Show for eight years, about why so many get their news and analysis from his fake news show and how faking the news can reveal more of the truth than all of the Sunday-morning talk shows put together.2. From the power of bloggers to the trouble with emails - the online world has carved itself a place in the Beltway. This week popular political blogger Josh Marshall from gives the Journal his perspective on the role of politics in the recent firings of federal prosecutors.

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