After many months of heated debate, Washington was finally able to compromise on a debt deal to avert a government default this week. Judy Woodruff discusses how the battle over the debt ceiling compares to other politically polarized times with Yale University’s Beverly Gage and Harvard University’s David King. Continue reading
An art exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington is bringing together art, history and science to solve the mysteries of Chinese temples that date back to the 6th century. Jeffery Brown reports. Continue reading
In her first novel, Tea Obreht mixes realism and fantasy in a larger-than-life story about her native Balkans. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author to discuss her debut book, “The Tiger’s Wife.” Continue reading
Fifty years ago, the “Jail, No Bail” strategy became a new tactic in the fight for civil rights. Watch an excerpt from a documentary produced by South Carolina ETV documenting the key moment in civil rights history. Continue reading
In Haiti, not only was reading certain books dangerous, but writers were commonly known to be the agitators of dissent, those who — with the spark of a word — might ignite an upheaval in the minds and hearts of the masses.
Law enforcement is calling the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six others in Tucson, Ariz.., an assassination attempt. We take a look at some of the failed and successful assassinations of American presidents and members of Congress throughout history. Continue reading
Many of the technical and artistic conquests made in the history of photography can be traced back to the breakthroughs of one man. The 19th century British born photographer Eadweard Muybridge spent his lifetime capturing the American spirit, first in the landscapes of the Western frontier, and later in his visualizations of movement stopped in time that seemed to conquer speed with technology, freeze and reveal the un-seeable for every eye.