I’d like to say that our conversations in the early weeks of parenthood focused on how to contribute most effectively to the college fund, establish healthy sleep habits and encourage muscle-building activities like tummy time. They didn’t. They were about … Continue reading
Need to entertain your baby? There’s an app for that. But whether or not mobile device applications are actually educating your baby is under debate. An advocacy group has filed a federal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Michael Rich of Boston Children’s Hospital. Continue reading
Journalists have camped outside of St. Mary’s hospital in London for several weeks, waiting for the birth of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose estimated due date has come and gone. Independent Television News’ Tim Ewart reports on the royal waiting game for the press and the rest of the nation. Continue reading
The world’s population is expected to hit a milestone Monday with the birth of the 7 billionth person. Independent Television News’ Lawrence McGinty reports on what this means for people and the planet. Continue reading
In partnership with the Pulitzer Center and National Geographic, the PBS NewsHour explores how the composition of our society is changing as the world population reaches 7 billion. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the population milestone with the U.N. Population Fund’s Azza Karam and National Geographic magazine’s Dennis Dimick. Continue reading
In “Made in India,” filmmakers Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha follow the journey of an infertile Texas couple and the Indian surrogate who gives birth to their children. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and the NewsHour. Continue reading
This year’s first Nobel Prize was awarded to Robert Edwards for his work developing the in-vitro fertilization method that led to the birth of the world’s first “test-tube baby.” Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.