Media

  • March 20, 2013    

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: President Obama kicked off a four-day trip to the Middle East, reaffirming U.S. support for Israel Were chemical weapons used in the Syrian war? An update on gun-control legislation An E.R. doctor’s stories of health and poverty … Continue reading

  • March 20, 2013  

    Traditional Hollywood studios now compete with streaming content providers like Netflix and Amazon to capture viewers’ attention. Hari Sreenivasan looks at the growing impact of broadband and its effect on our viewing habits and entertainment industry with Brian Stelter of the New York Times and Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013    

    On Monday’s NewsHour: Supreme Court justices consider an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration Then, the banking crisis in Cyprus as European Union leaders call for a tax on saving accounts Israel’s new governing coalition sworn in … Continue reading

  • March 12, 2013  

    Jeffrey Brown talks with the Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about the disconnect between President Obama’s Twitter support and public opinion poll data. They also look at the president’s efforts to push his administration’s policies on immigration and gun control on social media. Continue reading

  • March 11, 2013    

    PBS NewsHour spoke with Ricky Rash about his struggle to gain access to his son’s online accounts after the 15-year-old’s death in 2011. Eric Rash had a bright future, so when he committed suicide at 15 years old, his family … Continue reading

  • March 4, 2013    

    On Monday’s NewsHour: The first baby cured of HIV President Obama fills out his energy and environment team Some doctors opting out of Medicare And, more warning words to Iran from Vice President Joe Biden While the above promo is … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013    

    On Friday’s NewsHour: The deadline to reach an alternative to mandatory budget cuts has come without a deal — we’ll look at the immediate impacts and those to come Unrest still seethes in Egypt, putting the economy there in peril … Continue reading

  • February 27, 2013    

    I’m playing a small role in what I think will be an interesting one-day conference co-hosted by our PBS colleagues at ITVS (the folks who bring documentaries to PBS through Independent Lens) and the United States Institute for Peace on … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2013    

    Video courtesy of the White House YouTube channel. Updated, 10:45 p.m. Monday’s Daily Download segment examined the White House’s use of social media to bypass the filter of the traditional press. Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn of Daily Download joined … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2013  

    NewsHour’s political editor Christina Bellantoni and the Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz highlight President Obama’s hosting of a Google Hangout to discuss the ways the White House utilizes social media, and whether the administration prefers dealing more with the public than the press. Continue reading