Many were surprised to hear New York City schools chief Joel Klein was stepping down to rejoin the private sector after eight years heading up the nation’s largest public school system and being part of a U.S. school reform debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Sarah Garland of the Hechinger Report for more on what his departure means. Continue reading
Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American man who confessed to trying to set off a bomb in New York City’s Times Square, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the plot. Jim Lehrer talks to WNYC reporter Alisa Chang who was in the courtroom for the sentencing. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown moderates a conversation among four religious leaders and experts on the tolerance — or intolerance — of different religions and cultures in America, nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Continue reading
“Brion Gysin: Dream Machine,” the first U.S. retrospective of the artist’s work, is currently on view at the New Museum in New York City.
A successful multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird recently joined instrument and acoustic engineer Ian Schneller to create a novel live music experience, something they’re calling the “Sonic Arboretum,” at the Guggenheim Museum.
President Obama’s remarks supporting the building a controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York drew rebuke from Republicans. Gwen Ifill speaks with New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio and Teaneck, N.J., Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin on the different points of views. Continue reading