• December 28, 2012   BY Gwen Ifill  

    Working a holiday week means having no more excuses. So my desk, which had turned into the place where election-year research goes to die, needed my attention. If I never replied to your invitation, answered your complimentary or critical note, … Continue reading

  • December 25, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    It used to be that major institutions were the only arbiters of Year in Reviews. Whether it was broadcast networks or international newspapers of record, a small group of people assembled what they thought were the most momentous occasions of … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    While the Oxford English Dictionary may be the “last word on words for over a century,” the definitive record for slang and vernacular is the popular online lexicon, The website began 13 years ago, and has continued to provide … Continue reading

  • December 18, 2012   BY News Desk  

    As more details emerge about Friday’s Connecticut school shooting, thousands of Americans found comfort in a touching image and quote from the late Fred Rogers.
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  • December 16, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    A sign at a business located in Newtown, Conn., the site of the mass shooting Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photos by Hari Sreenivasan/PBS NewsHour. DANBURY, Conn. — I realize it has been a while since I’ve traveled to … Continue reading

  • December 12, 2012  

    Gwen Ifill talks to the Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about news via social media, including a video by Alan Simpson calling on Americans to use social media to express their views on budget deal negotiations. Plus the Pope — someone with a lot of followers even before joining Twitter — starts tweeting. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2012  

    How does modern technology allow us to engage in conversations about the past? Gwen Ifill talks to presidential historian Michael Beschloss about how the Twitter-verse has opened up new ways to view history in the digital age. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2012   BY News Desk  

    On Thursday’s NewsHour: The latest on the fiscal cliff talks, and proposals to trim Social Security and Medicare The Russia connection in the Syrian war A Virginia city copes with rising sea levels A path to high school graduation And, … Continue reading

  • December 5, 2012   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour: Citigroup slashes 11,000 jobs in a bid to cut costs Concerns that Syria’s government will use chemical weapons Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on the prospects for a deal on the fiscal crisis Warmer and more acidic … Continue reading

  • December 4, 2012   BY News Desk  

    On Tuesday’s NewsHour: NATO is expected to greenlight the deployment of Patriot missiles to Turkey to counter Syrian rocket threats Economist Paul Krugman on the back-and-forth in the fiscal cliff deadlock And journalist Tom Ricks on the decline of American … Continue reading