Watching the 2003 interview I did with John Updike, who died this week, brought back very warm memories about the man and a very special day. Whenever we have the opportunity to travel and visit with writers and artists, we give much thought to the setting.
Eartha Kitt’s first album, “RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt,” was released in 1954, featuring “Santa Baby.” The song has since remained a radio staple every holiday season, and there’s no doubt countless heard it on Christmas Day, the day she died.
Sir Edmund Hillary, the famed climber and adventurer who became one of the first climbers to scale the peak of Mt. Everest, died Thursday at age 88. The NewsHour speaks to David Breashears, a fellow climber and friend of Hillary’s about his life as an adventurer and humanitarian. Continue reading