For years, the government has upheld the principle of Net neutrality, the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web without preferential treatment. But now, Chairman of the FCC Tom Wheeler is circulating potential new rules that reportedly would put a price tag on climbing aboard the Internet. New York Times columnist David Carr and telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford
In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Also this week the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bees and Bill Moyers shares his frustrations on the government shutdown.
This week on Moyers & Company, America has become the world's Incarceration Nation and there's a movement building to change course. Michelle Alexander is at the heart of it and says we can put an end to our dehumanizing penal system and give people a new start in life.
Activists Marshall Ganz, Rachel Laforest and Madeline Janis describe how organized people can successfully fight organized money to deliver social change.
Bill talks with journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, a city where money rules and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you.
Did you know that the federal minimum wage for many workers in sit-down restaurants is only $2.13 an hour? Restaurants claim that tips make up the difference -- but tips are random and often meager. So much so that restaurant workers are twice as likely to be on public assistance. Bill speaks with activist Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the group's fight for bette
Here in the richest country on earth, one in six Americans still go hungry. On this encore broadcast, Kristi Jacobson, one of the directors and producers of the documentary A Place at the Table, and Mariana Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, break apart stereotypes of America s poor to reveal how hunger hits people from every walk of life.
Bill Moyers speaks with doctors Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers about their personal journeys, what they have learned about our political system along the way and why they continue to fight the good fight. Also on the broadcast, Bill reports back on viewer response to our recent segments on drone attacks and government surveillance and previews the new film Following the Ninth.
Bill speaks with investigative reporter Julia Angwin, author of the new book Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, about the indiscriminate tracking of our everyday lives -- where government and business are stockpiling data about us at an unprecedented pace.
Two icons of the 60's civil rights era -- Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- meet to share experiences and revelations about the momentous March on Washington which they both attended 50 years ago. At 23, Lewis had just been named to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and was the youngest and most defiant of the featured speakers.
Ian Haney L pez joins Bill to talk about dog whistle politics and how racism has changed in America since the civil rights era. The dog whistle of racism, he says, is the dark magic by which middle-class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests.
Reporter Bob Herbert on his new book, "Losing Our Way," an intimate portrait of America in economic despair.
Veteran bank regulator William K. Black lays bare how Washington and Wall Street are joined in a culture of corruption.
Kelsey Juliana, an 18-year-old Oregon activist, is fighting climate change in the courts and walking across the country to spread the word.
Christian and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on ending the gridlock of politics, science, and faith.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on why America's future prosperity depends on tax reform today.
Maya Angelou on racism, rape and redemption.
Moyers revisits an episode from his 1982 series "Creativity" in which he and Angelou returned to the small town of Stamps, Arkansas, where she spent much of her childhood.
Award-winning actor and writer John Lithgow on the role of a lifetime
A champion of compassionate conservatism says free enterprise is the poor's best hope.
With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women's reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril.
Handing down decisions that affect everything from privacy and women's health to union power and campaign finance reform, has the Supreme Court been co-opted by corporate America?
Organized people versus organized money: the battle continues.
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