Bill Moyers

Investigative journalist, Documentarian, Essayist
In more than 25 years on the airwaves, Bill Moyers has established a niche unique to TV journalists, becoming the social anthropologist of the USA, the objective eye of why America is what it is and Americans are who ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1934 in Hugo, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams 1983 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bill Moyers' Journal: Buying the War 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Pickles, Inc. 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Wide Angle - Beslan: Siege of School No 1 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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NOW 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Becoming American: The Chinese Experience 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America Responds: A National Conversation 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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America Responds: A Special Report 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

America's First River: Moyers on the Hudson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Looking For Answers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers Reports: Earth on Edge 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Fooling With Words With Bill Moyers 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Internight 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Justice For Sale 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Poetry With Bill Moyers 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Srebrenica: A Cry From the Grave 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Surviving the Good Times: A Moyers Report 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Facing the Truth With Bill Moyers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Free Speech For Sale: A Bill Moyers Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Washington's Other Scandal 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Moyers in Conversation With Sister Wendy 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill T. Jones: Still/Here With Bill Moyers 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Living on the Edge 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Does TV Kill? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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On Values: Talking With Peggy Noonan 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Health Care Debate With Bill Moyers 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Language of Life With Bill Moyers 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: A Life Together 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: Janet Reno 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: Money Talks 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: Poet Laureate Rita Dove 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: Pure Pete Seeger 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bullish on America 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The New Holy War 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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God in History 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Healing and the Mind With Bill Moyers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Alistair Cooke Salute 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Families First With Bill Moyers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Listening to America With Bill Moyers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Minimum Wages: The New Economy 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Moyers/20 Years of Listening to America 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Circle of Recovery 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Facing Hate With Elie Wiesel 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Hate on Trial 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Class of the 20th Century 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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All Our Children With Bill Moyers 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Living in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Beyond Hate 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Moyers/Spirit and Nature 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Moyers/The Arab World 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Moyers: Sports For Sale 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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A World of Ideas With Bill Moyers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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From D-Day to the Rhine With Bill Moyers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Moyers: A Gathering of Men 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Moyers: The Power of the Word 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Moyers: The Public Mind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Presidency, The Press & The People 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' World of Ideas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Campaign: Promises! Promises! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Campaign: The Last Word 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Campaign: The Prime-time President 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Moyers: Facing Evil 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Moyers: God and Politics 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Moyers: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Hero's Journey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Campaign '86: Election Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Moyers: In Search of the Constitution 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Presidency and the Constitution 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Big Gamble in Atlantic City 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Vietnam: A Television History 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Our Friends the Germans 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Bill Moyers' Journal: International Report 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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48 Hours on Crack Street (TV Show)

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The Burger Years (TV Show)

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Whose America Is It? (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (2)

Genesis: A Living Conversation 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Editor

The New Holy War 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Editor
Producer (1)

The Progressives 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

In more than 25 years on the airwaves, Bill Moyers has established a niche unique to TV journalists, becoming the social anthropologist of the USA, the objective eye of why America is what it is and Americans are who they are. He is both the interviewer and chronicler who dares to believe that American TV viewers want to think and learn, to contemplate themselves, their pasts, their times and their futures. Although he has been associated with both CBS and NBC, Moyers has often sought the latitude of the less lucrative PBS and his TV programs--which he has moderated, hosted and usually produced--have focused on subjects ranging from the origins and connection to the song "Amazing Grace" to celebrating poets and poetry, to investigating myths, the Constitution, and even the scriptures. Moyers has spoken to America, but more key--he has listened.

Relationships

Ruby Johnson Moyers

Mother

Alice Suzanne Moyers

Daughter

John Davidson Moyers

Son

Judith Davidson

Wife
married in 1954

John Moyers

Father

William Moyers

Son
works for Hazelden Foundation, which treats substance abusers subject of a TV special produced by his parents which examined his struggles with addictions born c. 1959

EDUCATION

Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary

San Antonio , Texas 1959
(Divinity)

University of Edinburgh

1956 - 1957
graduate study

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas 1952 - 1954

University of Texas

Austin , Texas 1956
(BJ)

Milestones

2002

Served as host of "Now with Bill Moyers" (PBS)

1996

Produced and hosted the PBS series "Genesis: A Conversation"

1996

Hosted "Internight" on MSNBC

1995

Became senior news analyst on "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw"

1993

Revived "Bill Moyers' Journal" on PBS; was both host and producer

1992

Hosted "Listening to America With Bill Moyers" (PBS)

1988

Won widespread attention for the PBS series "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth"

1986

With wife Judith Davidson, formed Public Affairs Television, Inc.

1983

Hosted "Our Times with Bill Moyers" (CBS)

1969

Hosted the PBS series "This Week"

1949

Was reporter for the NEWS MESSENGER, a local newspaper in Marshall, Texas

Hosted "Bill Moyers' Journal" (PBS)

Worked in the Johnson Administration, including two years as press secretary

Served as special assistant to Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson

Named Deputy Director of The Peace Corps

Served as assistant news editor at KTBS, a radio station in Austin, Texas

Returned to PBS as host of "Bill Moyers' Journal"

Served as publisher of NEWSDAY

Was senior news analyst for CBS News; appeared regularly on "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather"

Bonus Trivia

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Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame (1995).

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Moyers had heart bypass surgery in 1994.

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Moyers was arrested for drunk driving on July 27, 2002, in Arlington, VT after he was pulled over for driving erratically. Moyers says he had a glass of wine and some champagne but was not drunk at all and planned to fight the charges.

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