Photo credit: Flickr via user upton On this day in 2000, Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer-Prize winning book “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” debuted. The novel chronicles the story of two young comic book artists in 1940s New York City.
Photo by Getty Images. On this day in 1996, American talk show host Oprah Winfrey introduces her television book club. According to a Fordham University marketing professor Al Greco, more than 55 million books have sold since they were selected … Continue reading
Photo: Wikimedia Commons This day in 2003, singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, known as the “The Man in Black”, died from respiratory failure due to complications from diabetes. He was 71 years old.
Poet Billy Collins reads “The Names,” his tribute to the victims of 9/11 and their family members. This video was part of the NewsHour’s coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The NewsHour covered Gertrude Stein’s art collection in this May 31, 2011 segment. On this day in 1910, writer and art collector Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas become housemates and turned their Parisian home into a gathering place for … Continue reading
On the July 8, 1998 NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, we aired excerpts from a panel with President Bill Clinton called “A Dialogue on Race.” Speaking from the White House Friday about the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin … Continue reading
O July 4, 2001, former poet laureate Robert Pinsky read aloud for NewsHour viewers the concluding section of Walt Whitman’s “By Blue Ontario’s Shore,” Pinsky said, “Whitman’s list of what he ‘will not shirk’ remains an attractive agenda and can inspire a credible patriotism.” Here, for the 4th of July, are Walt Whitman’s lines:
Frank R. Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, five-term senator, and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, died Monday morning. He was 89. He appeared on the The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on June 28, 1984 In the 1980s, … Continue reading
Mitt Romney and Ray Suarez discuss plans for unprecedented safety measures for both athletes and spectators at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In London Thursday, on the eve of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told … Continue reading
As leaders in the United States and around the world expressed their condolences at the death of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, a longtime diplomat with a career spanning four decades, many are remembering one of his most famous accomplishments: the … Continue reading