Country music legend George Jones had a distinctive voice and the ability to convey heartbreak and sorrow in song. He is best known for chart-topper "He Stopped Loving Her Today." Jones died at age 81 in Nashville, Tenn. Jeffrey Brown talks with Larry Gatlin, a fellow singer-songwriter who knew Jones. Continue reading
Judge Robert Bork testifies at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1987. Photo by CNP/Getty Images On Sept. 18, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Robert Bork, testifies on the fourth day of his Supreme Court … Continue reading
Arlen Specter served in the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years, during which he served as a Democrat and Republican. As a moderate, he frequently ignored party lines, speaking his mind on issues from judicial appointments to health care reform and stimulus spending. Kwame Holman remembers Specter who died from cancer at age 82. Continue reading
Levon Helm was the drummer and a singer for The Band, a rock group known for its blend of blues and folk in songs like “The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down” and for its work with Bob Dylan. Helm died Thursday at age 71. Here is an excerpt from one of his group’s signature songs, “The Weight.” Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Museum, about the life and work of Louise Bourgeois.