Morgan's Most Recent Stories

  • October 13, 2014

    Author and journalist James Risen bores into the many costs of the so-called “War on Terror” in his new book “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War.” The toll is a heavy one in Risen’s telling — he weaves a tale of companies (and con-men) working the government contracting system to enrich themselves; of operations gone awry in the quest to prevent another 9/11; of lives wrecked by post-traumatic stress and of whistleblowers silenced. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefly met today, renewing their famously frosty, and occasionally tendentious relationship after a seven-month hiatus. The leaders spoke to reporters and listed a raft of pressing issues for discussion: Iran’s nuclear program; the onslaught of Islamic State in the Middle East and the wider, regional conflagration; and the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2014

    Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff to Kurdistan’s regional president, spoke with Margaret Warner about the Kurds’ drive for greater autonomy and where initial steps to conduct a referendum on leaving Iraq — and declaring independence — stand as the stability of the Iraqi state hangs in the balance. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2014

    The famous “Boys on the Bus”–the gaggle of reporters who covered the 1972 McGovern/Nixon race, memorialized in Tim Crouse’s book of the same name–lost another member today. Longtime CBS and CNN correspondent Bruce Morton died Thursday afternoon in Washington after a battle with cancer. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2014

    PBS NewsHour producer Morgan Till and chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner have been reporting from Ukraine for the last week and a half. They have been in Crimea where voters decided to secede and join Russia, Donetsk in eastern Ukraine and in the capital Kiev, where Ukrainians have been rallying against Russian aggression. Along the way the pair made a stop to the site of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s splashy villa. In it they found relics to the former leader’s opulent lifestyle. Continue reading