Jeffrey Brown

  • November 18, 2016  

    The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, created in an executive order by President Obama, permits undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to work and study here on a temporary basis. Now, many are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will repeal the action — and thus deliver drastic consequences for the 800,000 so-called “dreamers.” Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2016  

    Poet, novelist and musical cult figure Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday at age 82. Not a great singer, Cohen was a reluctant performer and an unlikely musical star. But the eloquence and simplicity of his lyrics and melodies earned him a reverent fan base, as well as induction into the Canadian songwriters Hall of Fame. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at his life and legacy. Continue reading

  • November 6, 2016  

    During the last two decades, Iowa has largely voted for Democratic presidential candidates. But this year Republican Donald Trump is expected to take the state. The NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, who is covering the Trump campaign, joins Alison Stewart from Sioux City, Iowa, to explain what has changed in the battleground state. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2016  

    Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami. The film documents Chiron’s identity struggle in three acts, featuring a different actor for each. It’s a landscape director Barry Jenkins knows well — he grew up in the same neighborhood around that time. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Jenkins and screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2016  

    “A Prairie Home Companion” has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn’t actually new — he’s been performing on the show since he was 15 and listening since early childhood. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the iconic program is changing — and how it’s remaining the same. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2016  

    From the “birther” controversy to beauty queens, this year’s presidential election has granted endless fodder for late-night comedians. How do Seth Meyers and his fellow talk-show hosts strike a balance between political analysis and humor? Meyers joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the antics of Donald Trump, why Meyers travels with his desk and his show’s biggest competition. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2016  

    Fighting in Yemen struck a new chord over the weekend, when a Saudi Arabian airstrike on a funeral gathering killed more than 140 people. Saudi forces have been bombing the country for months, with logistical help from the U.S. in fighting Houthi rebels and al-Qaida forces. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Michael Hanna of The Century Foundation about why this attack is creating a different reaction. Continue reading

  • September 24, 2016   BY  

    Watch interviews with Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and more than a dozen other authors at the National Book Festival. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African American to take charge of the nation’s oldest and largest collection. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Hayden about the continuing importance of the library in the digital age. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2016  

    “Another Brooklyn,” by Jacqueline Woodson, is not a typical coming-of-age novel. It takes place in Brooklyn in the 1970s, an environment in which drugs were ubiquitous, white flight was on the rise and young girls of color relied on each other for support. Woodson grew up in that era herself, and Jeffrey Brown meets with her in Brooklyn to discuss how she sees writers as ‘history keepers.’ Continue reading

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