Bill Moyers Journal - Season 2006

Friday 8:00 PM on PBS Premiered Nov 14, 1972 In Season


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  • Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron
    Faith & Reason: Pema Chodron
    Episode 08.03.06
    Why does an ancient Eastern spiritual practice appeal to workaholic, frenetic, emailing, fast-talking, fast-typing, and overly stressed Americans? Pema Chodron, whose teachings and writings on meditation have helped make Buddhism accessible to a broad Western audience, talks about how her own spiritual search led her to becoming a Buddhist nun.
  • Faith & Reason: Margaret Atwood & Martin Amis
    Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's most successful and prolific contemporary writers. Noted for her stylistic precision, caustic humor, and feminist concerns, Atwood has published more than 40 books. Martin Amis has produced a slew of sharp-witted, highly stylized novels that have marked him as one of the most original and influential voices in contemporary British literature.moreless
  • Faith & Reason: Salman Rushdie
    Bill Moyers' conversation with Salman Rushdie illuminates the importance of the freedom of belief in what some are calling an era of intolerance. Rushdie, who was forced underground when his controversial novel The Satanic Verses resulted in death threats and a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini, discusses his work, his craft, and his perspective on the fear, violence and intolerance that grip our times.moreless
  • Faith & Reason: Richard Rodriguez & Sir John Houghton
    Acclaimed journalist and essayist Richard Rodriguez writes about the intersection of his personal life and vexing cultural and political problems facing America. Widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent climatologists, Sir John Houghton has become as well-known for his theories on the compatibility of science and religious faith as his scientific achievements.moreless
  • Faith & Reason: David Grossman & Anne Provoost
    Belgian writer Anne Provoost is the author of a series of provocative novels that examine topics as varied as right-wing extremism, sexual abuse, and God through the eyes of young protagonists. David Grossman is an Israeli novelist, essayist and playwright who has written extensively on Israeli-Palestinian relations and youth, adolescence, and adulthood in modern Israeli society.moreless
  • Faith & Reason: Jeanette Winterson & Will Power
    Jeanette Winterson and hip-hop playwright Will Power turn the ancient myths into modern-day parables. "The people who do achieve great things, are also people who have fatal flaws," says Winterson. "Do we have the power to rule our own destiny, or are we destined to make the same mistakes as our foremothers and our forefathers?" asks Power.moreless
  • Faith & Reason: Colin McGinn & Mary Gordon
    How can two creative minds reason their way to such different conclusions about faith? Two provocative authors Mary Gordon and Colin McGinn bring their views on religion to Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason. Gordon, the well-known American writer, brings her viewpoint as a Christian. McGinn, a philosopher, talks about his own journey from belief to disbelief.moreless