In a seaside town in Haiti, a fisherman’s daughter goes missing on her seventh birthday. What happens to the community as they search for her is the subject of a new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light." Acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her latest work and how she stays connected to the past. Continue reading
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. During that time, his activism and influence never ceased. Continue reading
South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday by volunteering 67 minutes — the number of years Mandela spent fighting apartheid and serving as his nation’s first black president. Kwame Holman reports on how people around the world marked the Nobel laureate’s milestone. Continue reading
With Sunday marking the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, watch an excerpt of a 1989 interview where Jim Lehrer spoke with the former president about debating then-President Jimmy Carter. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown catches up with music legend Herbie Hancock, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year and is touring in support of his latest album “The Imagine Project.” Continue reading
Thursday marks the 80th birthday of Paul Taylor, one of America’s most celebrated modern choreographers. Last week, the company visited the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, just outside metropolitan Washington, D.C, for a special debut.
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.
People worldwide celebrated Charles Darwin, the “father of evolution’s” 200th birthday this week, honoring his extraordinary impact on science and history. Analysts discuss the man, his legacy and the ongoing debates raging over his core theories. Continue reading
Tim Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s son, talks about his mother and her legacy, the Special Olympics. Eunice Kennedy Shriver celebrates her 85th birthday this week.