DETROIT — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon’s resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Continue reading
Bill Arhos, founder of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music show in American television history, died on Saturday at the age of 80.
The concept for the easy, cheap pet sprung out of bar conversation with friends. But the product was an overnight success, selling 1.5 million rocks over a period of months for $3.95 apiece. Continue reading
Architect Michael Graves brought a whimsical, postmodern style to monumental buildings and even health care facilities. But he also designed practical, popular household goods, including a famous whistling teapot. To remember the architect, who died Thursday at the age of 80, Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Ivy of the American Institute of Architects about how he left his mark. Continue reading
The Rev. Willie T. Barrow, known for her lifetime of work in civil rights and other causes, died early Thursday at the age of 90. She had been in declining health. Continue reading
Terry Pratchett, author of more than 70 books including the popular Discworld fantasy series, has died at his home, his publisher said Thursday. Continue reading
Sam Simon, a television producer and writer who also co-developed the long-running series “The Simpsons”, died on Sunday at the age of 59.
Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles died Thursday night after a 60-year long career that deeply affected the conversations around nonfiction filmmaking, conversations about truth, accuracy, bias and exploitation. Here are clips from seven films that define his unflinching style.
Albert Maysles, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer a new set of documentary conventions, died Thursday night at his home in Manhattan. Maysles, who made films with his brother David, is best known for his for his cinema verite documentaries “Grey Gardens,” Gimme Shelter” and “Salesman.” Continue reading