Question: I recently watched your report on the Newshour about New Deal infrastructure projects in St. Louis. You mentioned the New Deal brought us the Triborough Bridge in New York, but you didn’t mention that it is currently one of … Continue reading
Throughout the Depression, an ambitious New Deal project called “America Eats” employed secretaries and unemployed journalists, as well as literary luminaries — Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty — to research and write about the nation’s gastronomic traditions, from debate over mint juleps in the South and differences between clam chowders in the Northeast.
Comment: The coverage of the Great Depression by Robert McElvaine was so one sided it was unbelievable. [Editor’s note: You can watch the segment below.] Yes, the Great Depression was horrible, millions of people were out of work and out … Continue reading
On Monday, Paul’s segment comparing the New Deal and the stimulus in St. Louis aired (you can watch it below), and as usual, a number of viewers wrote in. The topics ranged from okapi to jaywalking. Here are a few. … Continue reading
On last night’s NewsHour, Paul investigated how stimulus funds are being spent in St. Louis and compared today’s projects with those funded by the New Deal during the Depression. Don’t miss a special slide show showcasing iconic New Deal investments … Continue reading
In the first in a series of reports from St. Louis on the Obama administration’s first 100 days, Paul Solman tracks where federal stimulus money has been spent and compares today’s projects with those funded by the New Deal during the Depression. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: As Barack Obama’s presidency reaches the 100-day mark, the NewsHour is examining how the president’s policies and the economic crisis are affecting one city – St. Louis, where Obama will mark the milestone April 29. Paul’s segment on … Continue reading
Britain’s Gordon Brown met with President Barack Obama Tuesday and urged international cooperation to stem the global economic crisis. Analysts examine Europe’s financial fallout. Continue reading