Lorna Baldwin is the Deputy Senior Producer for PBS NewsHour's segment production unit.
Lorna's Most Recent Stories
April 7, 2016
It’s now one of only 234 known copies in the world, hidden for more than 100 years in the library at Mount Stuart, a vast estate on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The “First Folio” is 36 of William Shakespeare’s plays, collected and printed seven years after the Bard’s death in 1623. Without the bound collection many of Shakespeare’s most loved plays would have been lost, among them “The Tempest” and “Macbeth.” Continue reading →
March 22, 2016
It’s when, not if, the Pacific Northwest is due for a major seismic disaster; scientists say there’s a 37 percent chance one could strike in the next 50 years. FEMA estimates such an earthquake and resulting tsunami could kill thousands and leave a million more homeless. But some concerned coastal communities are working to make sure they’re ready when it hits. William Brangham reports. Continue reading →
February 4, 2016
With 57 million players in North America alone, daily fantasy sports have exploded over the last year; sites like Fanduel and Draftkings have earned billion-dollar valuations. But whether it’s a form of gambling or a game of skill has come up for debate in a host of states. On top of that, most of the profits seem to be won by a tiny fraction of elite players. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading →
January 20, 2016
In Flint, Michigan, toxic drinking water has become a federal emergency. For a year and a half, residents were consuming water contaminated by lead, despite repeated claims from state health officials that everything was fine. That revelation has led to a chorus of outrage, particularly for the young children who have suffered irreversible damage. William Brangham reports. Continue reading →
September 7, 2015
As the second week of the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year moves closer to crowning champions in New York, archivists across the Atlantic Ocean at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have discovered what may be the earliest printed pictures of the game of tennis.
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