A special election was held in New York state Tuesday to fill the state legislative seat vacated by now-U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg explains the national implications of the race. Continue reading
In Friday’s other news, a commuter plane crash killed 50 near Buffalo, New York and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its lowest finish since last November. Continue reading
An old piano factory in the South Bronx might not be the first place you’d look for a movie studio, but that’s just where you will find the Ghetto Film School and a group of aspiring teenage filmmakers putting the finishing touches on their first movie.
As the impact of the economic downturn ripples across the U.S., four public broadcasting reporters describe how the recession has impacted their states and local communities.
Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration for New York’s Senate seat and the House made plans to vote on a proposed stimulus package next week. Jim Lehrer reports on these developments and other news of the day. Continue reading