Morgan's Most Recent Stories

  • 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

  • February 24, 2014

    From the earliest days of Egypt’s uprising in 2011, director Jehane Noujaim, producer Karim Amer and their team shouldered cameras on the streets of Cairo as a revolution unfolded. The famous “18 days” — centered on central Cairo’s Tahrir Square — led to the downfall of a dictator, Hosni Mubarak. But those days were just the beginning. The ensuing 2-and-a-half years, chronicled in their film “The Square” were — and are — much more complicated. Noujaim and Amer sat down last week with PBS NewsHour chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner in Washington to discuss the film, the hopes of the people in it, and their wishes for the ancient land they know so well. Continue reading

  • July 20, 2012

    A Syrian car salesman who made the Washington suburbs his home was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for acting as an unregistered agent of the Syrian intelligence service, the Mukhabarat. Mohamad Soueid pleaded guilty to collecting audio and … Continue reading

  • April 30, 2012

    The statistic is stark, heartbreaking and unacceptable. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 18 veterans commit suicide every day — about one every 80 minutes. Many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which plagues their thoughts, invades every aspect of … Continue reading