Veteran journalist Charles Peters, founder of Washington Monthly, talks with Judy Woodruff about his new book on the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Continue reading
As President Obama departs for Asia, he leaves a full menu of unfinished business at home: two wars to manage, a struggling economy and his push for health care reform, to name a few. Jim Lehrer speaks to a panel of experts about the so-called “overload factor” for presidents. Continue reading
As part of an ongoing series of reports on the nation’s infrastructure, special correspondent Rick Karr examines a dispute in Alabama over a nearly 50-year-old federal highway program.
Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, known as the leading architect of the Vietnam War, died on Monday. He was 93. Continue reading
One of the world’s oldest political parties, the Democratic Party has evolved over the past 100 years despite different ideologies held by its members and leaders. A panel of historians discuss past fractions within the party and the leaders who have tied Democrats together, including Sen. Barack Obama. Continue reading
As the race between presumptive nominees Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama continues to heat up, historians look to past races to weigh the advantages and disadvantages brought to a national ticket by a vice presidential candidate. Continue reading
The NewsHour takes a look at the history of presidential relationships with key generals. A foreign policy expert and a professor discuss some of the nations’ most important commander-in-chief and general teams. Continue reading
During his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson secretly taped thousands of private conversations. These tapes, which include conversations with various public figures, from Robert Kennedy to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recently came to light. Phil Ponce discusses the content and significance of these tapes with Michael Beschloss. Continue reading