MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:00pm
Many Americans remember former Vice President Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978) as a cheerleader for the Vietnam War — shunned by his own party and mistrusted by a generation of young people. Others considered him a great progressive, a guiding light for the post-New Deal liberal movement that forged The New Frontier and The Great Society, and a champion of civil rights. HUBERT H. HUMPHREY: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE takes a fresh look at the great body of work of this remarkable American. Ten years in the making, the film uses Humphrey's own words and interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, Bill Moyers, Tom Hayden and others, to explore his journey through the major events of the 20th century.
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:00pm
REVERENCE: LIFE IN THE BALLET goes inside the world of the Toledo Ballet and showcases the company's young dancers as they strive for the highest standards of artistic accomplishment. The countless hours of rehearsal pushes these performers to their perceived limits — and beyond. In rare on-stage and back-stage exchanges and interviews, the dancers, instructors and founder of the Toledo Ballet share their creative passions and express their commitment to bringing the joy of dance to thousands of patrons and students.
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30am
This journey back in time goes deep into Louisiana’s million-acre Atchafalaya Swamp for an adventure with writer Gwen Roland, who 30 years earlier built a houseboat by hand and lived as her forebears had generations earlier. Roland’s heritage provides an unusual backdrop for a universal story of self-discovery and the embrace of youthful idealism and a simpler life. The program features images by National Geographic photographer C.C. Lockwood.
Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:00am
#502 "Dear Mandela" by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. When the South African government promises to “eradicate the slums” and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows their journey from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela's example and become leaders in a growing social movement. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change and is a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age.
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00am
Barry Kibrick interviews top thinkers, writers, business leaders, artists, and others, drawing out the essence of the subject and the layers that lie between the lines. This 9-time EMMY nominated series and winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Los Angeles EMMY for Best host and Studio show is going national.
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:00am
As the Asian American population continues to rise in the United States, so do their questions about what their place is in America. Stories of a Japanese-Filipino man who narrates his “becoming American” story; a group of mixed race professionals address issues of identity and acceptance; and mothers trying to balance the old with the new.
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00am
Narrated by legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully, LITTLE LEAGUE: A HISTORY traces the 75-year history of the world's largest organized youth sports program, from its humble beginnings in Williamsport, Penn. to its current status as a worldwide phenomenon. Past and present Little League players, administrators, coaches, umpires, and others reflect on the role Little League played on their lives. Notable interviewees include: President George W. Bush, NASA Space Shuttle Commander Story Musgrave, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig, former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, former MLB pitcher Mike Mussina, Cincinnati Reds player Todd Frazier, and MLB's official historian, John Thorn. LITTLE LEAGUE: A HISTORY also includes interviews with the family members of Little League founder Carl Stotz; Carolyn King, whose 1973 lawsuit against Little League contributed to the league's landmark policy reversal of prohibiting girls from playing Little League Baseball; Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston Massar (the first girl to ever play Little League); and the three surviving members of the original Little League team formed in 1939.
Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:00pm
Produced by NHK, Japan’s leading public broadcaster, NEWSLINE is "Your Eye on Asia." The series provides news and breaking news from around the world, including coverage of the latest in politics, business, technology and culture in Asia. Regular reports from Beijing, Seoul, Bangkok and Tokyo offer different perspectives on events in the region. NEWSLINE's alternating anchors include seasoned NHK reporters Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi, Gene Otani, Ross Mihara and Ron Madison.