Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers


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Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth WITH BILL MOYERS is a series of six renowned one-hour programs. These illustrated interviews, conducted by Bill Moyers, are an exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of Joseph Campbell — a legendary teacher, mythologist, and a masterful storyteller.  It was a winner of the Dupont.


1: The Hero’s Adventure

2: The Message of the Myth

3: The First Storytellers

 4: Sacrifice and Bliss

5: Love and the Goddess

6: Masks of Eternity

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers was produced by Public Affairs Television and Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc. in 1988.

Funded by

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


Emmy Award

The DuPont Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (1987–1988)

Winner — American Video Conference (1988)


When pressed to define American television at its best, I find myself frequently mentioning the name of Bill Moyers ... The latest example can be found in Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth ... It takes a Bill Moyers to come along and insist that there is a significant and thoughtful audience looking for something beyond a steady diet of sitcoms and music videos. And Mr. Moyers is absolutely right. One concrete proof: the book compiled to accompany the series is now solidly ensconced on the list of paperback best sellers ... The much vaunted Edward R. Morrow tradition of broadcasting excellence has decidedly passed into his hands. The executive producers of ‘Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers’ are Joan Konner and Alvin H. Perlmutter. — The New York Times

You have to stand back in admiration ... Mr. Moyers has done something notable bringing this program to TV. — Wall Street Journal

This is exciting stuff. — Newsday

There is practically no forum on television for news of the mind and ideas of all persuasions ... Bill Moyers’ Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth is truly television that deals with universal truths. It is television that really does have something for everyone.

Dallas Times Herald

The series — an Apostrophe S production, in association with Public Affairs Television and Alvin H. Perlmutter — is determined to give us all things to think about ... Pay attention, you'll be engaged.

Seattle Post Intelligencer

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