• February 25, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni  

    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

  • February 21, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: Fast food dips to 11 percent of the American diet Another Republican governor signs on to Medicaid expansion A bombing, the deadliest in nine months, hits the heart of Damascus And “After Newtown,” the gun debate in … Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Join correspondent Gwen Ifill for a live chat, hosted by PBS’ Washington Week 12 p.m. ET today. On the table: all things politics. Chat with Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and the PBS NewsHour

  • February 21, 2013  

    Hollywood’s biggest night is just around the corner. This year’s Academy Award-nominated films include both mainstream blockbusters and darkly-themed foreign and independent movies. Ray Suarez talks with New York Times film critic A.O. Scott about why this a "good year for mainstream movies that grownups might want to go see." Continue reading

  • February 19, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Tuesday’s NewsHour: Is the Chinese military behind cyber-attacks on U.S. agencies and companies? At the Supreme Court, a farmer’s will against agribusiness After Newtown: The impact of violent video games And, the Oscar Pistorius case While the above promo … Continue reading

  • February 19, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    President Obama speaks to reporters last summer. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Is it bad for democracy when a president answers impromptu questions from the press 107 times after a photo opportunity, compared with his predecessor’s 355? Or that he’s … Continue reading

  • February 18, 2013   BY News Desk  

    On Monday’s NewsHour: We kick off a week-long PBS focus on guns called After Newtown, looking at the debate nationwide The Keystone pipeline controversy Hugo Chavez’s return to Venezuela And the Oscar-nominated documentary “The Invisible War” While the above promo … Continue reading

  • February 15, 2013   BY Leah Clapman  

    The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has made many schools rethink their safety procedures. It has also sparked emotional debates about the roots of violence. To find out how the tragedy has affected young people, we … Continue reading

  • February 15, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Psychologist Brad Bushman and public health expert Cheryl Olson weigh in on the impact of violent video games on behavior. Watch the full report on PBS NewsHour Tuesday. I remember some years back when I first walked into a video … Continue reading