Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appeared in Selma, Ala., on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 march for civil rights. A New York Times reporter discusses the event, the first time the candidates have appeared together in the 2008 presidential race. Continue reading
The Supreme Court has released the audio tapes of some of its highest profile hearings, granting the public unprecedented access to courtroom proceedings. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the sounds of the Supreme Court. Continue reading
On Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, NewsHour reports on the plans for a Washington memorial honoring the civil rights leader. Darryl Matthews, president of the group that originated the idea for the memorial, and Bonnie Fisher, a partner from the firm designing the memorial, discuss the plans.
Filmmaker CC Goldwater, tells the story of her late grandfather Barry Goldwater, the Arizona senator and one-time candidate for president through a documentary to air on HBO. Continue reading
London police announced Tuesday the arrest of a 25th suspect in the plot to bomb flights from the UK to the United States. Terrorism and law experts discuss the differences between U.S. and British anti-terror laws. Continue reading
Essayist Clarence Page reflects on Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the classic novel and the historic landmark. Continue reading
Three years, ago, the archives of Martin Luther King were exhibited at Sotheby’s Auction House in New York. This week, they appear on the auction block again. The NewsHour presents an encore of Roger Rosenblatt’s essay of King’s words and papers from the first exhibition. Continue reading
John Hope Franklin, a descendent of slaves and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in civil rights, talks about his new autobiography. Continue reading