Discover the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator and diplomat “Daniel Patrick Moynihan” on AMERICAN MASTERS – March 29 at 9 pm

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Discover the life and legacy of U.S. Senator and diplomat

Daniel Patrick Moynihan on American Masters

Friday, March 29 at 9:00 pm

A bipartisan intellectual, he served under four presidents — both Democrat and Republican — and served four terms in the Senate. President Joe Biden, Senator Charles Schumer, Ta-Nehisi Coates and others reflect on his career, including the “Moynihan Report” and his efforts to combat national poverty.

Daniel Moynihan at podium with President Nixon
Moynihan working with Nixon across party lines

Moynihan premieres March 29, 2024 on PBS, and the PBS App.

Political discourse in the United States is shaped by audacious ideas of what a society should be. But who are the influencers and disrupters of American political thought that have paved the way for the systems that we currently have—and those still to come? Beginning in September 2023, American Masters seeks to answer this question with Thought Leaders, a collection of documentaries spotlighting key figures in American politics, law and music.

“’How did we get here?’ is a question we are all asking ourselves these days, and it is a complicated one,” said Michael Kantor, Executive Producer of American Masters. “By examining the origins and accomplishments of these thought leaders who share such different perspectives, American Masters aims to add crucial context and nuance to what we’re seeing in today’s political arena.”