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
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.
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
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
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
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
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