We spoke to several television critics and asked why “Mad Men” attracts so many superlatives from its audience and where the TV series falls on their personal Top 5 TV lists–if at all. Continue reading
On the cusp of the premier of “Mad Men’s” final season, show star Elisabeth Moss can now be seen on Broadway in the first revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, “The Heidi Chronicles.” The 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner follows the life of one woman, from the 1960s through the 1980s, prompting the proverbial discussion: Can women have it all? NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown sits down with Moss who says the issue still resonates with her. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example.
The United States is the only industrialized nation that doesn’t mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns, although Obama says he’d like to see that change. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news including Rick Santorum’s “missed opportunity” in the Michigan primary, Ron Paul’s strategy to amass delegates and President Obama striking an optimistic tone on the economy and using strong words over Iran. Continue reading