• May 17, 2013   BY Justin Scuiletti  

    The Watergate hearings began on May 17, 1973. Public Television aired all 250 hours of testimony that summer. Here are some of the highlights. Video edited by Justin Scuiletti The Watergate scandal began with a burglary in June 1972 and … Continue reading

  • May 15, 2013   BY Katelyn Polantz and Elizabeth Summers  

    Attorney General Eric Holder may be the lone witness at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight Wednesday. Watch a live stream of the hearing, which will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Even when the White House says it disapproves … Continue reading

  • May 14, 2013  

    The Justice Department secretly subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press journalists during two months in 2012. The AP was notified that records had been secretly seized for more than 20 of its phone lines, possibly to track government leaks of classified information about a foiled terror plot. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2013  

    Judy Woodruff talks with David Schultz, legal counsel for the Associated Press, about the procedures for accessing information from the news media about confidential sources, what constitutes "crossing the line" by the government and whether the current investigation was justified by the gravity of the situation. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On the Friday May 10 PBS NewsHour: A seamstress was pulled out alive in Bangladesh from the ruins of a garment factory that collapsed more than two weeks ago Details on the $45 million dollar bank heist involving ATMs in … Continue reading

  • May 6, 2013   BY Meena Ganesan  

    “Covering Watergate,” a PBS NewsHour special report, will air May 17. Forty years ago, in the summer of 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer led public broadcasting’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings — co-anchoring all 250 hours of … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: President Barack Obama travels to Mexico with trade, security and immigration on the agenda The fight over access to emergency contraceptives continues as the Obama administration moves to appeal a federal ruling A bloody April for Iraq, … Continue reading

  • May 2, 2013  

    Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen explore the intersection of technology and democracy in their new book, "The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business." Judy Woodruff talks to the authors about the promise and pitfalls of the digital future. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2013  

    When hackers sent out a bogus tweet from the Associated Press’ Twitter account, the financial markets took a minutes-long nosedive. For more on how social media affects our world, NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni talks to’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Newsweek and CNN. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2013   BY Cassie M. Chew  

    March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as … Continue reading