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April 30, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Jim Hightower on the Populists; Barry Lopez; A Bill Moyers Essay.

April 23, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
William K. Black on bank investigations and reform. FCC Chairman Michael C. Copps on net neutrality and media consolidation. A Bill Moyers essay on the future of the American Dream.

April 16, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Simon Johnson and James Kwak, authors of 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

April 9, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Writer Louise Erdrich; and Andrew Bacevich on Afghanistan.

April 4, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Attorney Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander on Martin Luther King's dream, mass incarceration and inequality. And, a Bill Moyers essay on inequality.

March 26, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
THE NATION'S John Nichols and NOW's Terry O'Neill on the health care law. Gretchen Morgenson on financial reform. A Bill Moyers essay on the difference between reform and reformation.

March 19, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Dr. Jane Goodall on conservation.

March 12, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
NYU President John Sexton on God, baseball and other matters. Viewer mail. Bill Moyers revisits the Dodge Poetry Festival. (March 12, 2010)

March 5, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
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. (March 5, 2010)

February 26, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
David Boies and Theodore Olson -- two of the nation's premier lawyers -- one conservative and one liberal -- have teamed up to make the constitutional case for same-sex marriage. Bill Moyers remembers Lucille Clifton. (February 26, 2010)

February 19, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Justice at Stake: Is campaign money corrupting our courts?

February 12, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Choreographer Bill T. Jones on interpreting the young Lincoln through art.

February 5, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Responses to Citizens United v. FEC. Lawrence Lessig and Nick Gillespie on money and politics. Dr. Margaret Flowers on Medicare for all. Bill Moyers on money and politics.

January 29, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Monica Youn and Zephyr Teachout on the campaign finance court case. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Bill Moyers remembers Howard Zinn.

January 22, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Eric Alterman on Obama's first year. Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson on America's energy crisis. A poem and hope for Haiti.

January 15, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
Thomas Frank on Obama's inheritance. THREE CUPS OF TEA author Greg Mortenson on peace and education.

January 8, 2010 — Full Transcript (print)
David Corn and Kevin Drum on big money and big politics.

December 25, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Choreographer Bill T. Jones.

December 18, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi on Wall Street's power over the federal government. Fighting foreclosure. Bill Moyers book picks.

December 11, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Historian Howard Zinn. Organizers George Goehl and Heather Booth.

December 4, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Director Oliver Stone.

November 27, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Dr. Jane Goodall on conservation.

November 20, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Tracing a President’s steps in escalating war. Bill Moyers reflects on LBJ's Vietnam

November 13, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith and her one-woman play LET ME DOWN EASY. Poets House in New York City.

October 30, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Economist James K. Gablraith on the "recovery." Richard Bookhiser on William F. Buckely, Jr. A Bill Moyers Essay.

October 30, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Web Exclusive. Bill Moyers talks with Glenn Greenwald.

October 23, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Judge Richard Goldstone on his recent UN investigation in the fighting in Gaza. Bill Moyers essay on Justice Justice.

October 16, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Journalist Mark Danner on Obama’s foreign policy challenges.America Bracho's Santa Ana community health crusade.

October 9, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson and US Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) report on the state of the economy. Bill Moyers remembers Dr. Charles Houston.

September 25, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Rory Stewart on Afghanistan; Kavita Ramdas on women and human rights.

September 18, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
San Tanenhaus, author of THE DEATH OF CONSERVATISM. Michael Zweig and Bill Fletcher on the future of organized labor.

September 11, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Journalist Nancy Youssef on Afghanistan. Global health specialist and Dartmouth College president Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

September 4, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Trevor Potter and Floyd Abrams on campaign finance and the Supreme Court; A Bill Moyers essay on health care.

August 28, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Documentary Special: MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE

August 21, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Documentary Special: CRITICAL CONDITION

August 14, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Drew Altman, David Frum.

August 7, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Photographic artist Chris Jordan.

July 31, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Former insurance industry insider Wendell Potter.

July 24, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Journalist Trudy Lieberman and Dr. Marcia Angell on health care reform. Rage on the Airwaves.

July 17, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Environmental activists Erich Pica and Mary Sweeters. Author Robert Wright. A Bill Moyers essay on profits and patients.

July 10, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Former insurance industry insider Wendell Potter.

July 3, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Religious scholars Cornel West, Serene Jones and Gary Dorrin on faith and social justice; America's foodbanks in crisis -- update.

June 26, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Poet W. S. Merwin; Deepening the American Dream.

June 19, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Leymah Gbowee and Abigail Disney from PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL -- a new documetary about Liberian women's quest for peace.

June 12, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Robert Reich on health care reform and the economy; Richard Brookhiser and Harvey Kaye on Thomas Paine.

June 5, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Jeremy Scahill; Media analysis from Brooke Gladstone and Jay Rosen.

May 29, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Special documentary: "Torturing Democracy." Please note due to rights restrictions we will not be able to stream TORTURING DEMOCRACY online. You can watch the entire film at the TORTURING DEMOCRACY Web site.

May 22, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Health care reform: Donna Smith; David Himmelstein and Sidney Wolfe; Bill Moyers on Memorial Day.

May 15, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Journalist Shahan Mufti and historian Juan Cole; Daniel Goleman on his book ECOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE; Bill Moyers on Twitter.

May 8, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Senator Dick Durbin, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

May 1, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Mark Danner and Bruce Fein, Steve Meacham and City Life/Vita Urbana

April 24, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Simon Johnson and Michael Perino

April 17, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
David Simon, creator of THE WIRE

April 10, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Special Performance: Sam Waterston and Harold Holzer: Lincoln's Legend and Legacy

April 4, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
William K. Black, Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald

March 27, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
James Thindwa, William Greider, Questions for the President

March 20, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Marta Peláez, Mike Davis, Moyers on "socialism"

March 13, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Religious scholar Karen Armstrong, Viewer American Dreams

March 6, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Actor and writer John Lithgow, Celebrating the Dodge Poetry Festival

February 27, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Linguist John McWhorter, Economist Robert Johnson

February 20, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Parker Palmer, Robert G. Kaiser, Moyers on More Troops for Afghanistan

February 13, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Poet Nikki Giovanni, Economist Simon Johnson

February 6, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Historian Eric Foner on Lincoln, Bloggers Glenn Greenwald and Jay Rosen

January 30, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Pierre Sprey and Marilyn Young on Strategic Bombing, Vartan Gregorian

January 23, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
David Sirota and Thomas Frank, Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Patricia Williams, Moyers on the Forgotten

January 16, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Simon Schama, National Service Day - Born Again American, Bill Moyers Responds to Viewer Comments

January 9, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
EXPOSÉ ON THE JOURNAL: Mr. Heath Goes Back to Washington, Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers' International President, Bill Moyers reflects on Middle East violence

January 2, 2009 — Full Transcript (print)
Actor and writer John Lithgow, Onion Soup: An Essay for the New Year, Remembering Al Meyerhoff

December 19, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Sarah Chayes, New York Governor David Paterson, EXPOSÉ on the JOURNAL: A Private War

December 12, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Glenn Greenwald, Emma Coleman Jordan on the bailout hearings, FCC update.

December 5, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Senator Russ Feingold, Playing for Change

November 28, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Michael Pollan, Viewer mail

November 21, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
NEW YORK TIMES business columnist Joe Nocera, EXPOSÉ on THE JOURNAL: Danger Beneath the North Texas Soil, Last Call for the Bush Administration

November 14, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Elizabeth Rubin and Fred Kaplan, EXPOSÉ on THE JOURNAL: Broken Justice, Honoring Veterans

November 7, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Eric Foner and Patricia J. Williams, Kevin Phillips, Moyers on Changing Times, Moyers on Terkel and Leonard

October 31, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Glenn Loury, Joan Claybrook and Bob Edgar, Moyers on the Vote

October 24, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Viewer mail, James K. Galbraith, Playing for Change, Moyers on Non-election News

October 17, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Robert Lovato and Linda Chavez, Michael Zweig, Mark Crispin Miller

October 10, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
George Soros, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

October 3, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Brooke Gladstone and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Emma Coleman Jordan

September 26, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Andrew J. Bacevich

September 19, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris, Kevin Phillips, Bill Moyers on Yankee Stadium

September 12, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Rage on the Radio, Brooke Gladstone and Les Payne, After 9/11 - A Bill Moyers Essay
September 5, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Weekend Warriors off to Iraq

August 29, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Katrina vanden Heuvel and Adolph Reed, Merle and Earl Black, Moyers on Labor Day

August 22, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Democratic Convention, Philip Pan, China and the U.S.

August 15, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Andrew J. Bacevich

August 8, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Moyers on the Iraq Surplus, EXPOSÉ on THE JOURNAL: The Business of Poverty, Dean Baker and Bob Herbert

August 1, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Capitol Crimes

July 25, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
The Torture Hearings, Jane Mayer, Ernest R. "Fritz" Hollings

July 18, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Mortgage Mess, William Greider, Moyers on Justice

July 11, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Mickey Edwards and Ross Douthat, Moyers on the American Dream

June 27, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Climate Security Act, EXPOSÉ on THE JOURNAL: Worker Safety, Moyers on Big Oil

June 20, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Traces of the Trade preview, Douglas Blackmon, Orlando Patterson and Glenn Loury, Moyers on Juneteenth

June 13, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
LA Labor, Holly Sklar, Stephen Fraser

June 6, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Moyers on the Nominee, McClellen, the Media and the War, Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Ronald Walters

May 30, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Body of War

May 23, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Administration Resignations, EXPOSÉ on the JOURNAL: Chemicals in Our Food, Jeffrey Toobin, Moyers on Memorial Day

May 16, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Christopher Edley and Maris Echeveste, Melody Peterson, JOURNAL updates

May 9, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
California Nurses Association, Philippe Sands

May 2, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Bill Moyers on Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky

April 25, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Reverend Jeremiah Wright

April 18, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Leila Fadel, Martha Nussbaum

April 11, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Hunger in America, EXPOSÉ on THE JOURNAL: Cash Cows and Starter Cowboy Kits, David Beckmann

April 4, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Hope in the Congo?, David Beckmann

March 28, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
The Kerner Commission - 40 Years Later with Fred Harris, Newark Mayor Cory Booker

March 21, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Body of War

March 14, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Government Oversight

March 7, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Mickey Edwards and Matt Welch, Viewer Mail

February 29, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Nell Irvin Painter, Viewer Mail

February 22, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
EXPOSÉ ON THE JOURNAL: Mr Heath Goes to Washington, Sarah Chayes

February 15, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, Susan Jacoby, Photographer Lori Grinker

February 8, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Moyers on TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

February 1, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Government Waste

January 25, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Moyers on the Iraq Report, Katherine Newman, Campaign Ad Spending, John Grisham

January 18, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
David Cay Johnston, Harvey J. Kaye, Craig Unger, Bill Moyers Essay

January 11, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Shelby Steele

January 4, 2008 — Full Transcript (print)
Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

December 28, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Thomas Cahill

December 21, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Benjamin Barber, Sanford Levinson, Moyers Essay: America on Steroids

December 14, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Keith Olbermann, Media Ownership, Ronald J. Walters

December 7, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Melissa Rodgers, Viewer Mail

November 30, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Ronald J. Sider and M.J. Rosenberg, Viewer Mail

November 23, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
James Cone, Bernice Johnson Reagon

November 16, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
FCC Ownership Rules, Manuel A. Vásquez, Katrina: Recovery Gone Wrong?

November 9, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Thomas Cahill, Pakistan in Peril

November 2, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Minority Media, Katherine Newman, Takin' It To the Streets: A Bill Moyers Essay

October 26, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Charles Fried, Fritz Schwartz, The Church Committee and FISA

October 19, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Jeremy Scahill, Moyers on the Trade Deal

October 12, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Robert Kuttner and William H. Donaldson, Anouar Majid, Doris Lessing: A Bill Moyers Essay

October 5, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Christians United for Israel (CUFI), Rabbi Michael Lerner and Dr. Timothy P. Weber, Iran: The Talk of the Town, On Amish Grace

September 28, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
John Bogle, Deborah Amos and George Packer, Clip File: Loose Change, For the Fallen: A Bill Moyers Essay

September 21, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
Rachel Carson, Photographic Artist Chris Jordan

September 14, 2007 — Full Transcript (print)
9/11 For the Record

September 7, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Mickey Edwards and Anthony Romero, Jack L. Goldsmith, Mountaintop Mining

August 31, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Robert Bly

August 24, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, Low-Power Radio, Bill Moyers Clip File

August 17, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Katrina Revisited: Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Mike Tidwell, Martin E. Marty, Moyers on Rove

August 3, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Barbara Ehrenreich, Clive James, Nickel and Dimed

July 27, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Earmark Reform?, Al Qaeda and Iraq, Moyers on Sacrifice

July 20, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
The Yes Men, Martín Espada, Viewer Mail

July 13, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Tough Talk on Impeachment: Bruce Fein and John Nichols, Moyers on the War Debate

July 6, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
E.O. Wilson, The Earth Conservation Corps

June 29, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
Lori Wallach, Victor Gold, Gretchen Morgenson

June 22, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

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  • Bill Moyers talks with Imam Zaid Shakir

    June 15, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

  • Bill Moyers Essay: The Libby Pardon
  • Bill Moyers talks with Andy Stern
  • Grace Lee Boggs

    June 8, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

  • Payday for CEO's
  • Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
  • Christian Parenti on Afghantistan

    June 1, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

  • Congressional Ethics
  • Bob Kerrey
  • Listening to History

    May 27, 2007 — D-Day Revisited Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

    May 25, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

    May 18, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)

  • "SOS Essay/Melissa Harris-Lacewell
  • Bruce Bawer
  • Trade Talks

    May 11, 2007 — Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
  • "I'm Harry" Essay/Keeping the Faith
  • Nick Gillespie
  • Marilyn B. Young
  • The Cost of War

    May 4, 2007 - Full Transcript (Watch the show) (print)
  • Carlo Bonini
  • Jerry Miller and the Innocence Project
  • Jonathan Miller

    April 27, 2007 - Full Transcript ( Watch the show) (print)
  • Jon Stewart
  • Blogging for Truth
  • Bill Moyers Remembers David Halberstam

    APRIL 25, 2007 : "Buying the War" (watch the show) (print)
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