Charlayne Hunter-Gault

  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault in her office at the MacNeil/Lehrer Report on Sept. 6, 1983. Hunter-Gault will receive a lifetime achievement award. Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images
    January 28, 2015   BY Adelyn Baxter 

    Award-winning journalist and former PBS NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault is the recipient of the Washington Press Club Foundation’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization announced today. Continue reading

  • September 10, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Take a look into PBS NewsHour’s history. In this video, Jim Lehrer, Robert MacNeil and Charlayne Hunter Gault reflect on their work for The MacNeil/Lehrer Report during the 1980s.
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  • June 28, 2013  

    Concerns persist over the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela as President Barack Obama begins a visit there. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, special correspondent for NBC News, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legendary leader’s legacy in South Africa, and how democracy has shaped that nation. Continue reading

  • February 26, 2013   BY Judy Woodruff  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault broke barriers when she arrived to the University of Georgia in 1961. Her strength and fortitude allowed her to thrive on a racially hostile campus would serve her in her future career as an award-winning journalist. Continue reading

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    June 13, 1997  

    After 20 distinguished years with The NewsHour, veteran national correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault bids us farewell. But don’t dismay. You’ll be able to hear Charlayne reporting from Africa as the new head of National Public Radio’s Africa bureau. A background tribute precedes final messages from Charlayne and Jim Lehrer. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1997  

    In a letter to the President withdrawing his nomination as CIA director, Anthony Lake took shots at a confirmation system that, he said, is too concerned with “partisanship” and “gotcha.” Lake was the focus of severe scrutiny and questioning in the past few weeks by the Senate Intelligence committee. Continue reading

  • February 18, 1997  

    In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges Hall became the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school. In honor of National Black History Month, Hall discusses her memories of the first day she entered her new school in New Orleans, her first year when she was in a class of one, and her efforts to improve education. Continue reading

  • October 3, 1985  

    In 1985 Charlayne Hunter Gault spent several weeks in South Africa recording the feelings of people whose day-to-day lives were bound up with the system of apartheid. The following report also includes interviews with Thabo Mbeki and then foreign minister Pik Botha. Continue reading