Media

  • May 6, 2013    

    “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    

    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 Daily-Download.com’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Newsweek and CNN. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2013    

    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

  • April 19, 2013    

    The Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss the #stopKony movement’s effectiveness with PBS NewsHour’s Christina Bellantoni. The Kony 2012 video skyrocketed to almost 100 million views on YouTube in the course of one year. But was a nonprofit … Continue reading

  • April 19, 2013    

    Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the two Boston Marathon bombings suspects, attributes their alleged actions to “being losers.” He pleaded with the younger suspect, who is still at large, to turn himself in and ask for forgiveness. The uncle of the … Continue reading

  • April 17, 2013    

    In the span of an hour, reports clashed regarding whether an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing. View a Storified timeline of the conflicting reports.
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  • April 16, 2013  

    Immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings, people took to social media and other technology to spread news about the attacks and check on loved ones. Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn examine with political editor Christina Bellantoni how social media can act as both an emergency tool and as a platform to express grief. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2013  

    Internet television service Aereo uses free signals from local stations and streams content online for a small fee. But several traditional broadcast companies, including PBS, Fox and CBS, have sued Aereo over copyright violations. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the details with The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang. Continue reading