A broadcast journalist for more than four decades, Bill Moyers has been recognized as one of the unique voices of our times—one that resonates with multiple generations.
With his wife and creative partner, Judith Davidson Moyers, Moyers has produced such groundbreaking public affairs series as NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-05), Bill Moyers Journal (2007-10) and Moyers & Company (2011-15).
Since the company’s founding in 1986, other notable productions have included the landmark 1988 series Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, as well as Healing and the Mind; The Language of Life; Genesis; On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying; Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home; America’s First River; Becoming American: The Chinese Experience; Faith & Reason; and Moyers on America.
Moyers began his journalism career at age 16 as a cub reporter for his hometown daily newspaper in Marshall, Texas. He was a founding organizer and deputy director of the Peace Corps and special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Moyers served as Johnson’s press secretary from 1965 to 1967.
Moyers is author of Listening to America; The Power of Myth; Healing and the Mind; The Language of Life; Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times; Moyers on Democracy, and Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues.
As publisher of Newsday from 1967 to 1970, Moyers brought aboard writers including Pete Hamill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Saul Bellow, and led the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1976, he was the senior correspondent for the distinguished documentary series CBS Reports and later a senior news analyst for the CBS Evening News. He has received more than 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards.
He currently serves as president of the Schumann Media Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent journalism.