Everyday this year we shared with you a photograph of a culture-related event or scene from somewhere in the world that caught our eye. From a cape made from a spider’s silk in London to a 400-year-old bonfire festival in Fukushima, Japan, we’ve seen some pretty amazing things in 2012.
Former President Clinton nominated President Obama as the the Democratic Party’s 2012 presidential candidate at the close of the DNC Wednesday. In his speech, he countered the Republican Party’s main criticisms of Mr. Obama, heavily emphasizing the president’s economic successes and plan for the next four years. Continue reading
Organizers of the London Olympic Games face security concerns and unfinished opening ceremonies with only nine more days to go. Keir Simmons of Independent Television News has a report. Continue reading
With a little more than a week until the Olympic opening ceremonies, issues such as transportation, weather and security have arisen. Gwen Ifill talks with Stephen Wilson of The Associated Press and Kevin Wamsley of University of Western Ontario about whether organizers are fully prepared for the start of the games. Continue reading
In an interview Thursday with Jeffrey Brown, presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said that wealthy Americans will need to share sacrifices to help get the U.S. economy back on track. He also discussed the latest developments in Libya, extending the payroll tax cuts and his rivals for the Republican nomination. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill and David Chalian marvel at the fact that more Republican candidates, including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are getting into the 2012 race in late June. Continue reading