Down syndrome

  • October 31, 2016  

    Two years ago, two best friends with Down syndrome came up with an idea that would change their lives. With the dream of making a zombie movie, Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt raised nearly $70,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, and “Spring Break Massacre” was born. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia meets up with the creative duo to learn what they’re up to now. Continue reading

  • November 13, 2014  

    Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt are best friends. Three years ago, these teenagers with Down syndrome had the idea to make a zombie movie. Now, with help from their supporters, they have raised more than $50,000. The NewsHour’s Mike Melia reports on their project and how it reflects a shift toward empowering people with developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2008  

    GOP Sen. John McCain made an unexpected move Friday when he nominated Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Judy Woodruff examines Palin’s background, her path to the governorship and her conservative track record. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2008  

    Two bombings killed at least 73 people and wounded scores more in separate blasts in Baghdad pet bazaars Friday, ending a relative lull in violence in the Iraqi capital. Stephen Farrell, a New York Times correspondent in Baghdad, provides an update on the story. Continue reading