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April 9, 2010

Louise Erdrich
Renowned for her mastery of multiple genres -- including thirteen novels, poetry, children's literature, and a memoir of early motherhood ? Louise Erdrich discusses how her Native American heritage and unique cultural experience has impacted her life, motherhood, and work
Photo Essay: Louise Erdrich
View photos of Louise Erdrich's family, life and times.
March 12, 2010

John Sexton
Bill Moyers talks to NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton in 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.
What's Your Favorite Poem
Submit your favorite poem and explore poets and poetry from a number of Bill Moyers series.
November 13, 2009

Anna Deavere Smith
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.
Poets House
he JOURNAL visits a new home in New York City for contemplation and celebration of poetry.
Topic(s): arts, literature, poetry
October 16, 2009

Moyers Digital Archive: Maurice Sendak
Bill Moyers gives viewers a look into the private world of Maurice Sendak in an unexpectedly candid interview that reveals the surprisingly dark influences at play in his complex work. Shaped by immigrant parents and the tragedy of the Holocaust, Sendak provides frank insight into his complicated psyche and a rare window into the soul of an acclaimed artist. (Original broadcast date: March 12, 2004)
October 2, 2009

David Simon, Creator of THE WIRE (Re-broadcast)
From crime beat reporter for the BALTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBO's critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today.
June 26, 2009

Moyers on Poetry
Explore poets and poetry from the Moyers Digital Archive.
Topic(s): arts, literature, poetry
W.S. Merwin, Poet
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.
Topic(s): arts, literature, poetry
April 10, 2009

Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Assassinated on Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was transformed from man to martyr and myth. In this special performance edition of Bill Moyers Journal acclaimed actor Sam Waterston and historian Harold Holzer explore Lincoln's legacy and legend in poetry and prose by great American writers across the decades who have wrestled to define the true Lincoln through the lens of their own times.
The Literature of Lincoln
A selection of the entries from THE LINCOLN ANTHOLOGY, additional readings and Lincoln video and Web resources.
April 3, 2009

Preview: Lincoln's Legend and Legacy
Actor Sam Waterston and Historian Harold Holzer in Special Performance Edition of BILL MOYERS JOURNAL on PBS
March 6, 2009

Celebrating the Dodge Poetry Festival
Bill Moyers celebrates poetry at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, which included renowned poets Coleman Barks, W.S. Merwin, Stanley Kunitz, Kurtis Lamkin, among many others.
Topic(s): arts, literature, poetry
Remembering Horton Foote
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Bill Moyers talks with playwright Horton Foote on NOW WITH BILL MOYERS, March 29, 2002.
February 27, 2009

John McWhorter
Scholar John McWhorter weighs in on whether the U.S. is "a nation of cowards," as Attorney General Eric Holder suggests, on racial issues.
February 13, 2009

Nikki Giovanni
Bill Moyers sits down with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, whose 27 books have spanned the themes of race, politics, sex and violence.
January 2, 2009

John Lithgow
Actor John Lithgow. He's played heroes, villains, saints, sinners, a ballet-dancing elephant, and a space alien, now actor and children's author John Lithgow ? best known as Dick Solomon from NBC's hit show 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN ? reveals a new side of himself ... poetry lover
November 7, 2008

Moyers on Terkel and Leonard
A Bill Moyers essay on the loss of Studs Terkel and John Leonard.
February 8, 2008

Power Reading II
Your suggestions on what books the incoming President needs on his or her shelf.
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