Time for a summer sing-along, but forget the bonfire! Instead, gather around the cool light of your TV to watch the man who wrote or made famous most of the songs they taught you sing at camp. Tonight on PBS, Great Performances presents Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday concert at Madison Square Garden.
For more than 40 years, photographer William Eggleston has captured common, everyday instances or objects that, through his particular framing, elevates the familiar and makes the ordinary beautiful. Through his lens, a moment can be made monumental.
NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on the American gun trade that is fueling drug-related violence in Mexico and new efforts to stop it. Continue reading
Throughout the Depression, an ambitious New Deal project called “America Eats” employed secretaries and unemployed journalists, as well as literary luminaries — Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty — to research and write about the nation’s gastronomic traditions, from debate over mint juleps in the South and differences between clam chowders in the Northeast.
President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and the nation in a prime-time speech Tuesday. Following is the text of his remarks, as prepared for delivery and released by the White House. Continue reading
In a speech in Phoenix Tuesday night, Republican John McCain conceded his defeat in the presidential race and congratulated his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, on his historic election to the United States presidency, saying the “American people have spoken.” Continue reading
President Jimmy Carter sits down with Jim Lehrer, Mark Shields and David Brooks to reflect on the race for the White House, Sen. Barack Obama’s candidacy, and the historical significance of the moment. Continue reading
First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.